E.J. Dionne Jr.

01/20/2017 - 8:45am

    Why is this inauguration different from any other?

    Let's start with the fact that most Americans are not happy that Donald Trump is about to become president. The Washington Post/ABC News poll this week found that Trump enters the Oval Office with the lowest favorable ratings since the question...

12/20/2016 - 10:56pm

    In making what is likely to be the most consequential decision of this transition period, Donald Trump couldn't resist petty vindictiveness.

    Mitt Romney was briefly touted as the front-runner to become secretary of state. After meeting with...

12/15/2016 - 8:00pm

    Starting next month, the United States will have a minority government.

    This assertion flies in the face of just about everything you have read, since the Republicans will control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. But the...

12/13/2016 - 10:00am

    French Socialist President Francois Hollande knew which way the winds were blowing. His announcement last week that he would not seek reelection was a response to record-breaking unpopularity. But it also reflects weaknesses haunting the left and center-left throughout the democratic world.

12/09/2016 - 12:00pm

    Democrats are in danger of moving from complacency to panic. Neither is particularly helpful.

    The complacency part is obvious: Until about 9 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 8, supporters of Hillary Clinton (myself included) were certain that Donald Trump...

12/05/2016 - 8:00pm

    Republicans are deeply concerned about ethics in government and the vast potential for corruption stemming from conflicts of interest. We know this because of the acute worries they expressed over how these issues could have cast a shadow over a Hillary Clinton presidency.

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