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,...

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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12/20/2016 - 10:56pm

    In making what is likely to be the most consequential decision of this transition period, Donald Trump couldn't resist petty vindictiveness.

    Mitt Romney was briefly touted as the front-runner to become secretary of state. After meeting with...

12/15/2016 - 8:00pm

    Starting next month, the United States will have a minority government.

    This assertion flies in the face of just about everything you have read, since the Republicans will control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. But the...

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