E.J. Dionne Jr.

08/28/2014 - 3:53pm

    The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall's elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that "Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats."

    So how's...

07/10/2014 - 1:43am

    Some elections are contests between voters who are happy and voters who are not. This fall's elections are of a different sort: Since almost all the voters are unhappy with politics, the battle will be over which party gets the blame for dysfunction, inaction and disillusionment.

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07/03/2014 - 4:13pm

    It's not often that social and corporate conservatives come together, but the five right-of-center justices on the U.S. Supreme Court fashioned exactly this synthesis in their Hobby Lobby decision this week. In a religious freedom case related to birth control, the majority focused on the liberties of the...

06/26/2014 - 4:38pm

    "There is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that's decided by liberal Democrats."

    The words of Chris McDaniel, the tea party candidate vanquished in Mississippi's runoff on Tuesday by Sen. Thad...

06/23/2014 - 3:34pm

    Republicans feel good about this fall's election even though their party is sharply divided and its brand is badly tainted.

    The House GOP last week elected a balanced ticket of leaders in a relatively harmonious process. Nonetheless, the party's right still...

06/19/2014 - 1:13am

    The infinitely valuable Yiddish word "chutzpah" is defined as "shameless audacity" or "impudence."

    It's singularly appropriate for the astonishing op-ed piece that former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz published in...

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