E.J. Dionne Jr.

02/26/2015 - 5:09pm

    After he won re-election last November, soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made two sets of comments reflecting the dueling impulses of the Republican Mind. Freud fans might refer to the superego, aka the conscience, and the id.

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01/08/2015 - 8:21pm

    It is a mark of our pluralistic moment that I learned of an old joke among rabbis from the writings of a great Christian scholar, Jaroslav Pelikan.

    In his book "Jesus Through the Centuries,...

01/08/2015 - 7:01pm

    There will never be another politician like Mario Cuomo, a man shaped by a different age. Yet he taught lessons about racial reconciliation, the role of religion in politics, the purposes of politics itself and -- oddly for a politician -- humility that...

01/01/2015 - 10:42pm

    Meg Greenfield, the late Washington Post editorial page editor, counseled against writing in "High C" all the time. By this she meant that an editorialist or columnist who expressed equally noisy levels of indignation about everything would lack...

01/01/2015 - 10:30pm

    I once told a favorite pastor of mine that I liked him because he wasn't too pious.

    As soon as the words were out there, I wondered if I should have just kept my mouth shut -- I'm not...

01/01/2015 - 9:55pm

    Politics in a democracy is a team sport that leans heavily on individual high performers. This explains the paradoxical closing of President Obama's most difficult year in office.

    He ends...

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