E.J. Dionne Jr.

07/21/2014 - 1:27am

    Tragedies concentrate the mind.

    American politics was trundling along on its usual unserious and trivial trajectory when news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine shook the world. Suddenly, the stakes in public life and foreign policy were very high.

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06/23/2014 - 3:34pm

    Republicans feel good about this fall's election even though their party is sharply divided and its brand is badly tainted.

    The House GOP last week elected a balanced ticket of leaders in a relatively harmonious process. Nonetheless, the party's right still...

06/19/2014 - 1:13am

    The infinitely valuable Yiddish word "chutzpah" is defined as "shameless audacity" or "impudence."

    It's singularly appropriate for the astonishing op-ed piece that former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz published in...

06/19/2014 - 1:10am

    What if they held an election and nobody talked about how to improve people's lives?

    The 2014 campaign is being waged against a backdrop of national news dominated by everything except the core economic worries of most Americans. Benghazi and Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl...

06/12/2014 - 3:05am

    In 1961, John F. Kennedy said: "In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside."

    In November of 2010, Eric Cantor said: "The tea party are ... an organic movement that played a tremendously positive role in...

06/09/2014 - 1:01am

    There were many poignant moments in President Obama's speech in Normandy commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. But two sentences he spoke at what he called "democracy's beachhead" seemed especially resonant  back home.

    "Whenever the...

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