E.J. Dionne Jr.

07/31/2015 - 8:42pm

    So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in bright reds or bright blues. Among us, there are pinks and turquoises and even purples. And these voters will matter a great deal to the elections in 2016 and beyond....

06/10/2015 - 2:32am

    Whenever some new allegation threatened Bill Clinton's presidential candidacy in 1992, he had a go-to response throughout the campaign.

    "This election isn't about me," he'd...

06/10/2015 - 2:22am

    The rise of fundamentalism and religious ultra-orthodoxy has taken much of the West by surprise. But the shock is not limited to the world's well-off democracies.

    For most of the 20th century...

06/04/2015 - 6:35pm

    How is it that Democrats forgot about the joys Santa Claus can bring? How is it that Republicans managed to steal the Santa idea from the party of FDR and never let go?

    Understanding why Bernie...

06/04/2015 - 6:16pm

    Consider the stunned disbelief, perhaps of a somewhat aggressive sort, that would have greeted anyone who might have told a tavern crowd in Dorchester or Southie three decades ago that Ireland would be the first nation in the world to approve gay marriage...

05/28/2015 - 5:10pm

    Scott Walker insists that when he changes his positions, he is not engaged in "flips."

    "A flip would be someone who voted on something and did something different," the...

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