E.J. Dionne Jr.

01/12/2017 - 8:00pm

    Let's try to get this straight. Donald Trump campaigned as the champion of lower-paid working people who deserve better than they have. Republicans have spent the Obama presidency complaining about high deficits and promising to cut them.

     And whenever liberals put forward major reforms,...

01/10/2017 - 5:00pm

    Will Donald Trump deprive President Obama of what we have come to think of as a normal post-presidency, the relatively serene life of reflection, writing, philanthropy and high-minded speeches to friendly audiences?

    In recent decades, we have become...

01/03/2017 - 3:00pm

    The most important political task of 2017 transcends the normal run of issues and controversies. Our greatest obligation will be to defend democracy itself, along with republican norms for governing, and the openness that free societies require.

    To...

01/01/2017 - 12:00pm

    Gloom is a terrible way to ring out the old and despair is of no help in trying to imagine the new.

      So let us consider what good might come from the political situation in which we will find ourselves in 2017. Doing this does not require...

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...

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