E.J. Dionne Jr.

02/09/2016 - 7:00am

    There was a time when Republican governors were not all that different from Democratic governors.

     The politicians from both parties who ran the states tended to be a pragmatic lot. They were pro-business because they wanted their people to have jobs...

12/13/2015 - 6:00pm

    Remember the "Mosque at Ground Zero"?

    With little fanfare this fall, the New York developer who had planned to build an Islamic community center north of the World Trade Center announced that he...

12/09/2015 - 4:00pm

    Two events last week are exceptionally helpful to understanding the state of the Republican Party. They seem to point in opposite directions. In fact, they reinforce each other.

    The first is the CNN/ORC Poll...

12/06/2015 - 8:00am

    As German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a storm of opposition over her brave decision to welcome hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and elsewhere, she needs help from people like Martin Patzelt.


12/01/2015 - 7:00am

    With election year a month away, American politics is caught up in tensions, ironies, and a certain amount of sheer madness.

    On the one hand: The U.S. economy is a marvel, driven forward by technological...

11/28/2015 - 9:00am

    Thanksgiving is about gratitude, which is a disposition, a virtue and a way of thinking all at once.

     We often trivialize gratitude as little more than a passing feeling that gets expressed on greeting...

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