E.J. Dionne Jr.

12/03/2016 - 12:00pm

    In my politically diverse extended family, Thanksgiving was always a happy version of "Crossfire" or "Firing Line," the occasion for raucous debates over the future of our country. My childhood and early teen years coincided with the 1960s, so the discussions sometimes got bitter.

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11/04/2016 - 1:00pm

    The evidence suggests that FBI Director James Comey is a decent man. The evidence also suggests that he has been intimidated by pressure from Republicans in Congress whose interest is not in justice but in destroying Hillary Clinton.

    On Friday, a...

11/03/2016 - 10:00am

    The most depressing news from last week did not come from the presidential campaign. It came instead from Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who told us what a Republican Congress would be all about: investigating a President Hillary Clinton, starting on or about Jan. 20, 2017.

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10/31/2016 - 2:00pm

    It is a message Democrats will be sending in suburban precincts all over the United States during the 2016 campaign's final days: Defeating Donald Trump isn't enough. Fully rejecting Trumpism also means routing Republican House and Senate candidates who showed any ambivalence in pushing back...

10/28/2016 - 7:00pm

    The lies and distortions that Donald Trump's campaign messengers deploy to rationalize their candidate's outrageousness are more typical of the last couple of decades of our politics than we'd like to admit.

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10/24/2016 - 4:00pm

    It was a two-track debate. At times, it was the setting for a detailed argument over serious issues in which Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offered voters a relatively straightforward clash of progressive and conservative perspectives.

    But this is...

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