E.J. Dionne Jr.

07/19/2016 - 3:05am

    The Republican Party came to life as the bastion of "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Speech, Free Men." It was a reformist party dedicated to stopping the spread of slavery and to fighting a "Slave Power" its founders saw as undermining free institutions.

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06/13/2016 - 9:00am

    The five days in 2008 between the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary were Hillary Clinton's crucible. They showed what she's made of and that she should never be underestimated.

    After Barack...

06/08/2016 - 7:00am

    Hillary Clinton gave the speech about Donald Trump that, with a few changes, House Speaker Paul Ryan could have given. And he should have.

    With her address, she assumed the role of the Democratic...

06/03/2016 - 4:00pm

    In American politics, where has God gone?

    Of course this is an inadequate way of posing the question. God is always present for believers, even if the political workings of the divine can be hard to discern...

06/01/2016 - 9:00am

    Unless you are a pacifist, you accept that evil acts -- the destruction of other human lives -- can be justified, even necessary, in pursuit of good and urgent ends.

    But unless you are amoral, you also...

05/29/2016 - 7:00am

    Here's the irony of Donald Trump's "America First," immigrant-bashing, free-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a European import.

    The American right has typically been...

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