E.J. Dionne Jr.

03/02/2017 - 2:00pm

    Just when you despair that only chaos animates the Trump administration, along comes Steve Bannon, the White House ideologue, to offer the Rosetta Stone illuminating what this circus is all about.

    And when you realize what Trump & Co. might really be up to, your despair turns to alarm.

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01/18/2017 - 12:00pm

    Sen. Ben Cardin used one of the oldest saws in politics to lay out an imperative for the coming Trump era. "It cannot be business as usual," Cardin said.

    He was talking primarily about Russia, but his statement stands on its own. Under the...

01/12/2017 - 8:00pm

    Let's try to get this straight. Donald Trump campaigned as the champion of lower-paid working people who deserve better than they have. Republicans have spent the Obama presidency complaining about high deficits and promising to cut them.

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01/10/2017 - 5:00pm

    Will Donald Trump deprive President Obama of what we have come to think of as a normal post-presidency, the relatively serene life of reflection, writing, philanthropy and high-minded speeches to friendly audiences?

    In recent decades, we have become...

01/03/2017 - 3:00pm

    The most important political task of 2017 transcends the normal run of issues and controversies. Our greatest obligation will be to defend democracy itself, along with republican norms for governing, and the openness that free societies require.

    To...

01/01/2017 - 12:00pm

    Gloom is a terrible way to ring out the old and despair is of no help in trying to imagine the new.

      So let us consider what good might come from the political situation in which we will find ourselves in 2017. Doing this does not require...

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