E.J. Dionne Jr.

07/21/2014 - 1:27am

    Tragedies concentrate the mind.

    American politics was trundling along on its usual unserious and trivial trajectory when news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine shook the world. Suddenly, the stakes in public life and foreign policy were very high.

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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....

05/04/2014 - 11:37pm

    Donald Sterling, the now banned-for-life owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, accomplished something that might be seen as a political miracle: The racist ranting that led the National Basketball Association to oust Sterling brought President Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz together.

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05/04/2014 - 10:42pm

    There are two majorities in the country right now. One disapproves of President Obama. The other is still inclined to vote Democratic. The key question for the 2014 elections is whether voting this fall -- and Obama's approval ratings -- can come into line with the electorate's broader Democratic...

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