E.J. Dionne Jr.

02/09/2016 - 7:00am

    There was a time when Republican governors were not all that different from Democratic governors.

     The politicians from both parties who ran the states tended to be a pragmatic lot. They were pro-business because they wanted their people to have jobs...

01/19/2016 - 7:00pm

    Two facts stand out about the constituency that has rallied to Donald Trump. His supporters are angry, and they come overwhelmingly from the less affluent reaches of the Republican Party. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is betting on the aspirations of these voters over their...

01/17/2016 - 3:00pm

    The most venomous part of the Republican Party has seized control of the national dialogue. This forced President Obama to use his final State of the Union message on Tuesday to battle against intolerance, anger, pessimism and despair.

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01/12/2016 - 7:00pm

    This year's Republican presidential campaign is where hope and optimism go to die. Don't pretend that Donald Trump is an exotic outlier. His spirit haunts a party that can't get enough of gloom and fear.

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01/05/2016 - 11:00am

    The value of free advice is measured by what you pay for it, and Republicans don't usually ask me for mine.

    Nonetheless, the GOP's presidential race is one of the most fascinating political brawls in...

01/05/2016 - 12:00am

    At year's end, I want to offer a word to my conservative and libertarian readers whose patience I try regularly.

    Perhaps you read me to have someone to yell at, or in search of evidence for how dumb...

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