E.J. Dionne Jr.

04/16/2015 - 5:41pm

    The problem with most discussions of political polarization is that they reach quickly for technical causes and solutions. Our politics are polarized, we are told, because of gerrymandered districts, the rise of opinionated media sources and party primaries closed off to independents or voters in the other...

02/12/2015 - 6:04pm

    Maybe we should just call off the National Prayer Breakfast and stop asking presidents to offer their thoughts about faith and religion. If they go beyond making all present feel good about how religious and upright they are, presidents can get into a lot...

02/12/2015 - 5:46pm

            Rep. Paul Ryan values his reputation as a serious policy analyst and a genial soul. But he's not above name-calling, and he insists that President Obama's budget is the product of "envy economics."

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02/05/2015 - 7:22pm

    I never knew how much fun it was to be loyal to a hated outlaw sports team until the whole world came down on my dear New England Patriots.

    Having rooted over the years for Boston teams that many...

01/29/2015 - 10:18pm

    The old culture war politics is dying but new culture wars are gathering force. The transformation of the battlefield will change our public life.

    The idea of a "culture war" was...

01/23/2015 - 3:28am

    You may think that government takes a lot of money from the wealthy and gives it to poor people. You might also assume that the rich pay a lot to support government while the poor pay a pittance.

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