E.J. Dionne Jr.

12/18/2014 - 4:41am

    How often will President Obama come to House Speaker John Boehner's rescue even when Republican leaders aren't willing to give much in return? And does the president want to preside over a split in his party?

    These are among the...

12/18/2014 - 4:24am

    Can we now say with confidence that our government will not use torture again and that Americans in the future will rise up to prevent it from doing so? In light of the reaction to the Senate Intelligence Committee's report, I fear that we can't....

12/18/2014 - 3:23am

    One of the lovely formulations in John F. Kennedy's inaugural address expressed his hope that "a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion." Kennedy was talking about the Cold War, but we could use a little of this in the...

12/11/2014 - 4:13pm

    The events in Ferguson, Mo., have actually led to that national conversation on race we regularly recommend to ourselves. But it is the same conversation we always have: not a dialogue but entirely separate discussions in which participants reinforce each...

12/04/2014 - 3:44pm

    President Obama issued a veto threat last week against a corporate tax-cutting orgy that promised the world to many powerful interests but did little for the middle class and nothing for low-income Americans. The president's move was singularly useful....

12/04/2014 - 3:35pm

    It's a mistake to be nostalgic for some golden age in politics when everyone was nice to each other. Such a time never existed.

     Still, this is a particularly rotten moment to be an...

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