E.J. Dionne Jr.

03/02/2017 - 2:00pm

    Just when you despair that only chaos animates the Trump administration, along comes Steve Bannon, the White House ideologue, to offer the Rosetta Stone illuminating what this circus is all about.

    And when you realize what Trump & Co. might really be up to, your despair turns to alarm.

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12/30/2016 - 6:00pm

    It's important for those who favor the popular election of our presidents to separate their arguments for direct democracy from the outcome of a particular contest.

    My colleague George F. Will's recent column in defense of the Electoral...

12/30/2016 - 2:00pm

    It's important for those who favor the popular election of our presidents to separate their arguments for direct democracy from the outcome of a particular contest.

    My colleague George F. Will's recent column in defense of the Electoral...

12/27/2016 - 8:00am

    Some things Donald Trump says enrage me while others get under my skin. The pronouncement that does both is his regular claim that until he prevailed, Americans were not free to say "merry Christmas" to each other.

    He was at it again last...

12/26/2016 - 8:00am

    Beneath the surface of the controversy over Russia's efforts to help Donald Trump become president is a dramatic reconfiguration of opinion on foreign policy.

    Many Republicans who had long been critical of Vladimir Putin's despotic rule are...

12/21/2016 - 2:00pm

    "Watch what we do, not what we say."

    At the beginning of Richard Nixon's presidency, that's how Attorney General John Mitchell explained the way reporters could best understand what the country was about to experience.

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