E.J. Dionne Jr.

02/09/2016 - 7:00am

    There was a time when Republican governors were not all that different from Democratic governors.

     The politicians from both parties who ran the states tended to be a pragmatic lot. They were pro-business because they wanted their people to have jobs...

12/28/2015 - 8:00am

    There is an irony to the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders: The senator from Vermont is often cast as exotic because he calls himself a "democratic socialist." Yet the most important issue in politics throughout the Western democracies is whether the...

12/27/2015 - 4:00pm

    The narrative of Jesus' birth in Luke's Gospel has retained its power beyond the realm of believers because it renders one of the most peaceful moments in all of scripture: a gathering of angels and shepherds celebrating the "good news" and "...

12/26/2015 - 1:00pm

    Which political party loves America? Not the United States that once existed, but the flesh-and-blood nation that we all live in now.

    The debates we have witnessed -- too few and far between for the...

12/20/2015 - 1:00pm

    It was billed as a foreign policy debate, but Tuesday's encounter among Republican presidential candidates was in large part an acting competition over who could convey the impression of being the baddest, meanest foe of the terrorists -- and of Hillary Clinton and...

12/16/2015 - 7:00pm

    Among the many maddening aspects of Donald Trump's domination of American political discourse are the twin challenges he poses to clear thinking. You can overstate his significance and the power of the forces he is unleashing. You can understate them, too....

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