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...

06/19/2014 - 1:10am

    What if they held an election and nobody talked about how to improve people's lives?

    The 2014 campaign is being waged against a backdrop of national news dominated by everything except the core economic worries of most Americans. Benghazi and Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl...

06/12/2014 - 3:05am

    In 1961, John F. Kennedy said: "In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside."

    In November of 2010, Eric Cantor said: "The tea party are ... an organic movement that played a tremendously positive role in...

06/09/2014 - 1:01am

    There were many poignant moments in President Obama's speech in Normandy commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. But two sentences he spoke at what he called "democracy's beachhead" seemed especially resonant  back home.

    "Whenever the...

06/05/2014 - 3:20am

    Can you hate the federal government but love the money it spends on you?

    The electoral earthquake that was Mississippi's Republican Senate primary has pushed this question to the forefront of American politics.

    In...

06/02/2014 - 12:22am

    If you want a prime example of what's wrong with our politics, study the response to the veterans' health care scandal. You would think from the coverage that the only issue that mattered to politicians was whether Gen. Eric Shinseki should be fired.

    Shinseki...

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