E.J. Dionne Jr.

07/03/2015 - 3:09pm

    Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation's 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.

    The move against the Confederate battle flag in South...

05/07/2015 - 3:31pm

    The violence that has engulfed Baltimore is visible and heartbreaking evidence of a city that has been under siege for decades.

    The obvious flashpoints involve race and policing. But since at...

04/30/2015 - 8:57pm

    The world's democracies, perhaps especially our own, face a peculiar set of contradictions that are undermining faith in public endeavor and unraveling old loyalties.

    There is a decline of...

04/30/2015 - 8:35pm

    Let us now praise Newt Gingrich. Yes, Newt Gingrich.

    There he was, the scourge of Big Government, on the op-ed page of The New York Times Wednesday calling for a doubling of the National...

04/23/2015 - 1:06pm

    In all of rock 'n' roll history, one of the most misguided if entirely memorable refrains came in an otherwise excellent 1965 song by The Who. "I hope I die before I get old," they declared in "My Generation." I doubt that many...

04/23/2015 - 11:21am

    Jim Brulte, California's Republican chairman, has sobering but useful words for his party's leaders and 2016 candidates: If they don't learn from what happened to the GOP here, they may doom themselves to repeating its decidedly unpleasant...

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