E.J. Dionne Jr.

10/23/2014 - 2:31pm

    Tom Wolf's mood is sunny but his words are serious.

    He's answering teachers' questions at an elementary school featured last year in a New York Times story about the costs of overcrowding and underinvestment. The Democratic nominee...

10/02/2014 - 4:01pm

    When he announced his leave-taking last week, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke of Robert F. Kennedy as his inspiration for believing that the Justice Department "can and must always be a force for that which is right."

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09/25/2014 - 12:29pm

    There is something deeply satisfying about the troubles punditry is having in nailing down exactly what's happening in the 2014 elections.

    The careful statistical models keep gyrating on the...

09/25/2014 - 10:57am

    There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress of the United States made the nation proud. It did so across all its usual lines of division: Republican and Democratic, conservative and liberal, hawk and dove.

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09/18/2014 - 4:29pm

    Over the last decade, the views of Americans on foreign policy have swung sharply from support for intervention to a profound mistrust of any military engagement overseas. Over the same period, political debates on foreign affairs have been bitter and polarized, defined by the...

09/11/2014 - 2:43pm

    In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt went to Chicago to give one of the most celebrated speeches of his presidency. Pushing against isolationist sentiment, he condemned the "unjustified interference in the internal affairs of other nations" and "the...

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