E.J. Dionne Jr.

03/19/2015 - 2:23pm

    In September 2002, three Democratic congressmen visited Iraq in an effort to prevent a war they thought was a terrible idea.

    Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., said very little there, explaining afterward that his sole purpose was to tell Iraqi...

01/29/2015 - 10:18pm

    The old culture war politics is dying but new culture wars are gathering force. The transformation of the battlefield will change our public life.

    The idea of a "culture war" was...

01/23/2015 - 3:28am

    You may think that government takes a lot of money from the wealthy and gives it to poor people. You might also assume that the rich pay a lot to support government while the poor pay a pittance.

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01/23/2015 - 2:11am

    When he opened the 114th Congress, House Speaker John Boehner declared that "too many are working harder only to lose ground to stagnant wages and rising costs."

    Jeb Bush called the...

01/15/2015 - 5:06am

    Permit me to declare my bias: I came to revere community colleges for very personal reasons and learned to admire them because they are central to restoring social and economic mobility in our nation.

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01/15/2015 - 4:49am

    This will be no ordinary Congress, so there are no ordinary ways for judging how effective it will be at governing.

     That is, in any event, a preposterous standard to hold up as a brand...

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