E.J. Dionne Jr.

08/27/2015 - 8:47pm

    Many find politics frustrating because problems that seemed to be solved in one generation crop up again years or decades later.  The good thing about democracy is that there are no permanent defeats. The hard part is that some victories have to be won over and over.

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08/20/2015 - 7:20pm

    If you wondered why President Obama gave such a passionate and, yes, partisan speech on behalf of the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, all you had to do was tune in to the Republican presidential debate the next night.

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08/20/2015 - 6:37pm

    Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton have a shared interest: Each wants to act as if the primaries are over and that the general-election campaign -- between, each hopes, the two of them -- is already underway.

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08/20/2015 - 5:30pm

    W. B. Yeats' "The Second Coming," written in 1919, is my nominee for the most cited poem in political commentary. The line invoked most -- "The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity" -- is...

08/13/2015 - 3:30pm

    The exhaustive and exhausting analysis of the Fox News debate promises to produce days more of Trump-mania. It's thus an excellent time to ponder the other big surprise of the 2016 campaign: the Democrats' extended Weekend at Bernie's....

08/06/2015 - 5:43pm

    If you wonder why Congress is so feeble these days that it can't even find a simple way to pass a transportation bill, look no further than Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., who proffered a little resolution on Tuesday night to oust John Boehner from the...

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