E.J. Dionne Jr.

07/03/2015 - 3:09pm

    Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation's 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.

    The move against the Confederate battle flag in South...

06/10/2015 - 2:22am

    The rise of fundamentalism and religious ultra-orthodoxy has taken much of the West by surprise. But the shock is not limited to the world's well-off democracies.

    For most of the 20th century...

06/04/2015 - 6:35pm

    How is it that Democrats forgot about the joys Santa Claus can bring? How is it that Republicans managed to steal the Santa idea from the party of FDR and never let go?

    Understanding why Bernie...

06/04/2015 - 6:16pm

    Consider the stunned disbelief, perhaps of a somewhat aggressive sort, that would have greeted anyone who might have told a tavern crowd in Dorchester or Southie three decades ago that Ireland would be the first nation in the world to approve gay marriage...

05/28/2015 - 5:10pm

    Scott Walker insists that when he changes his positions, he is not engaged in "flips."

    "A flip would be someone who voted on something and did something different," the...

05/28/2015 - 4:51pm

    You probably think there is a big struggle over the Democratic Party's soul and the meaning of progressivism. After all, that's what the media talk about incessantly, often with a lot of help from the parties involved in the rumble.

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