E.J. Dionne Jr.

07/31/2014 - 8:50pm

    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as "an impartial guardian of the rule of law."

    By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists...

05/26/2014 - 4:55pm

    Memorial Day is a peculiarly appropriate holiday for our times. Its origins lie in the Civil War, which resulted from the failure of a deeply polarized political system to settle the question of slavery.

    Reading the history of the period leading up to the war is...

05/22/2014 - 5:57pm

    Anyone with a weak stomach and refined sensibilities should stay out of Kentucky for the next six months.

    From the mountains to the gentle bluegrass, this normally civilized state was transformed on Tuesday night into the staging ground for a merciless war over...

05/18/2014 - 11:16pm

    Elizabeth Warren is cast as many things: a populist, a left-winger, the paladin against the bankers and the rich, the Democrats' alternative to Hillary Clinton, the policy wonk with a heart.

    The senior senator from Massachusetts is certainly a populist and her...

05/15/2014 - 4:01am

    The language commonly used to describe the battle going on inside the Republican Party is wrong and misleading. The fights this spring are not between "the grass roots" and "the establishment," but between two establishment factions spending vast sums to gain the upper hand.

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05/12/2014 - 5:34am

    Bragging about what they've achieved is what incumbent politicians do.

    Ronald Reagan brought morning to America. Nelson Rockefeller, running for his fourth term as governor of New York in 1970, had a snappy slogan: "He's done a lot. He'll do more....

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