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E. J. Dionne Jr.

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Past articles by EJ:

Biden is inviting us to argue about freedom. We should.

Freedom has been largely a Republican battle cry, but the president is reclaiming it. → Read More

Cecilia Rouse did her best to make democracy educational again

Cecilia Rouse, Biden's departing chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, explains why the economy doesn't function without the government. → Read More

Putin pitches the American right with an ungodly invocation of God

The Russian dictator's recent speech fired some missiles into the U.S. culture wars. → Read More

The House GOP’s retread tactics have blown up in Republicans’ faces before

The House GOP is managing to be both high-risk and low-energy. → Read More

How the right took joy and profit in McCarthy’s misery

In Deep Red America, the 2022 election was defined not by GOP defeats in swing states but by a surge of anti-Biden, anti-Democratic feeling in already Republican areas. → Read More

Democracy won 2022. Can it keep winning?

We have become so accustomed to bad news that it’s hard to accept the ways in which 2022 was a good year for democracy, government, and even social peace. → Read More

Congress is losing a wise institutional patriot

Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) is a loss to Congress and our politics precisely because he thinks institutionally. → Read More

The wise men who helped me understand Christmas

This holiday provides the best opportunity Christians have to make a case for themselves, for what they believe and for what their faith promises. → Read More

Book banning is bad policy. Let’s make it bad politics.

Progressives must change the terms of debate on a series of cultural issues in the right wing’s arsenal. Battling book bans is one of the most important. → Read More

A question to conservative Christians on gay marriage: Why draw the line here?

We do not see court cases about website designers refusing to do business with people in their second or third marriages. Why the selective forgiveness? → Read More

Raphael Warnock, with Herschel Walker’s help, is now a national voice

Warnock's victory will transform him into a major voice in the Democratic Party, which hopes to make more inroads in the South with a multiracial coalition. → Read More

Biden, Macron and the end of the Reagan-Thatcher era

The new global alignments show a shared urgency within democratic countries about climate change and about rebuilding their industrial capacity. → Read More

Kevin McCarthy is caught in Trump’s vicious cycle

It's easy to say that Republicans should toss Trump overboard. But the weaker the former president makes the party, the harder it is to displace him. → Read More

Forget DeSantis. Whitmer and Shapiro are defining the future.

Like Ron DeSantis, two Democrats, Gretchen Whitmer and Josh Shapiro, won landslides in states that Trump carried in 2016. → Read More

The GOP offered rage and Trump. The country said no.

President Biden had one of the most successful midterm elections in history, because nearly half of the voters said he was not a factor in their choice. → Read More

Kathy Hochul and New York’s never-ending backlash against crime

New York, one of the most Democratic states in the union, has also, for a half century, served as a bellwether of the importance of crime as a political issue. → Read More

The 2022 campaigns owe the voters more than they’re delivering

Democrats should show them the radically different futures at stake. → Read More

The paradoxes of Gavin Newsom

The California governor's war with Republican counterparts in Florida and Texas is part of a seeming contradiction. → Read More

A partisan Supreme Court is 2022’s other incumbent

In this midterm, two parties count as incumbents: the Democrats who control the White House and Congress, and the Republicans who control the Supreme Court. → Read More

How Democrats can flip the crime issue against the GOP

For the past five months, Democratic strategists have been quietly preparing for the Republican onslaught on crime during the midterm elections. → Read More