E.J. Dionne Jr.

12/11/2014 - 4:13pm

    The events in Ferguson, Mo., have actually led to that national conversation on race we regularly recommend to ourselves. But it is the same conversation we always have: not a dialogue but entirely separate discussions in which participants reinforce each other in the views they had going in.

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11/20/2014 - 2:07pm

    House Speaker John Boehner has said that President Obama would "poison the well" for legislative action on immigration reform by unilaterally issuing executive orders. But how can you poison a well that has already been filled with partisan...

11/13/2014 - 3:46pm

    For Democrats, the 2014 election was not the 2010 Republican landslide. It was worse.

    Four years ago, the economy was still ailing and a new wave of conservative activism in the form of the tea...

11/13/2014 - 3:13pm

    When high-mindedness collides with reality, reality usually wins. Remember this when you hear talk of making the next two years a miracle of bipartisan comity.

    Begin by being skeptical of the...

11/06/2014 - 5:55pm

    The several dozen citizens gathered at a street corner just off the main square of this southeastern Kansas town of 5,600 were polite and friendly in the Midwestern way. They did not look in the least like a band of counterrevolutionaries intent on...

11/06/2014 - 5:18pm

    There's a hidden history to the nasty midterm election campaign that will, mercifully, end on Nov. 4. What's not being widely talked about is as important as what's in the news.

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