E.J. Dionne Jr.

05/21/2015 - 4:23pm

    Am I am the only person outside the Bush family who has a smidgen of empathy for Jeb Bush's roller-coaster ride in trying to answer a straightforward question: Was going to war in Iraq the right thing to do?

    It's hard to go much beyond...

03/26/2015 - 8:40pm

    Wednesday was a hard day for pro-Israel liberals.

    Some of the dejection arose from sheer surprise over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory, and especially the size of his margin. The...

03/26/2015 - 7:23pm

    Briefly, there seemed a chance we might have a cross-party discussion of the biggest economic problem the country faces: the vexing intersection of wage stagnation, declining social mobility and rising inequality.

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03/19/2015 - 2:23pm

    In September 2002, three Democratic congressmen visited Iraq in an effort to prevent a war they thought was a terrible idea.

    Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., said very little there, explaining...

03/12/2015 - 8:07pm

    It was disconcerting to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of America's closest allies, trashed an American president's foreign policy. It was equally strange that the speaker of our House of Representatives...

03/12/2015 - 6:48pm

    It's a daunting challenge to spin the word "no" into a hopeful and forward-looking political battle cry.

    There are, of course, circumstances when negative...

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