E.J. Dionne Jr.

02/22/2017 - 8:00pm

    We buried one of my heroes on Friday. She was my mother-in-law.

    In the case of Helen Boyle, hero might be a form of understatement. Rather than begin with gushing words and bloated adjectives, permit me to recite just a few facts about her 85 years on this earth.

12/30/2016 - 2:00pm

    It's important for those who favor the popular election of our presidents to separate their arguments for direct democracy from the outcome of a particular contest.

    My colleague George F. Will's recent column in defense of the Electoral...

12/27/2016 - 8:00am

    Some things Donald Trump says enrage me while others get under my skin. The pronouncement that does both is his regular claim that until he prevailed, Americans were not free to say "merry Christmas" to each other.

    He was at it again last...

12/26/2016 - 8:00am

    Beneath the surface of the controversy over Russia's efforts to help Donald Trump become president is a dramatic reconfiguration of opinion on foreign policy.

    Many Republicans who had long been critical of Vladimir Putin's despotic rule are...

12/21/2016 - 2:00pm

    "Watch what we do, not what we say."

    At the beginning of Richard Nixon's presidency, that's how Attorney General John Mitchell explained the way reporters could best understand what the country was about to experience.

12/20/2016 - 10:56pm

    In making what is likely to be the most consequential decision of this transition period, Donald Trump couldn't resist petty vindictiveness.

    Mitt Romney was briefly touted as the front-runner to become secretary of state. After meeting with...

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