E.J. Dionne Jr.

11/29/2016 - 6:00pm

    Senate Democrats think they can hold Donald Trump accountable by challenging him to deliver on issues where he has made populist noises.

    Supporters of this strategy insist that offering to work with Trump where he shares Democratic goals is the best way to split the Republican Party or,...

10/21/2016 - 5:00pm

    To hear the many howls of protest from conservatives, you'd think that a handful of emails released by WikiLeaks demonstrates that Hillary Clinton's campaign is a nest of anti-Catholics. Fortunately for her, the emails, which are 4 to 5 years old, tell a far more interesting tale about the...

10/19/2016 - 6:00pm

    The urgent task of progressives in this election is to defeat Donald Trump. But even if we succeed, we have a long-term responsibility: to understand why Trump happened and to face up to how failures on the left and center-left have contributed to the flourishing of a new far right, not only in the...

10/17/2016 - 4:00pm

    What is the Republican Party?

    Suddenly, this has become one of the central questions of the 2016 campaign. It's not simply a matter of whether the GOP is the party of Donald Trump or the party of Paul Ryan. It is also an issue of whether...

10/15/2016 - 12:00am

    It's not an American habit for a presidential candidate to declare that he would imprison his opponent. Donald Trump, reeling from the release of an 11-year-old video recording his lewd and repulsive comments about women, went there anyway.

    And...

10/09/2016 - 9:00am

    Tim Kaine's strategy in Tuesday night's vice presidential debate was to go after Donald Trump frontally, over and over again, and to challenge Mike Pence to defend his running mate. Pence's strategy was to evade defending Trump, shake his head, pretend Trump hadn't said the things that...

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