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E.J. Dionne Jr.

E.J. Dionne writes about politics in a twice-weekly column and on the PostPartisan blog. He is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, a government professor at Georgetown University and a commentator on politics for National P


Nikki Haley’s ‘confusion’ sheds light on the Trump-Russia mystery

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:46:20 EDT

The U.N. ambassador joins the ranks of Trump servants who have been undercut from the top.

Pope Francis does something impossible for Trump

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:33:51 EDT

An apology and an exhortation from the pontiff should inspire the “middle class of holiness.”

Paul Ryan is the personification of conservatism’s decline

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:42:18 EDT

He leaves the House full of curdled idealism as his brand of politics hits a dead end.

Trump’s politics of outrage is failing him

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 07:24:08 EDT

No matter how many hot buttons he pushes, he cannot arouse the passion he needs on his own side to counter the determination of those who loathe him.

What striking teachers teach us

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:21:38 EDT

New teacher activism against low pay is another sign that conservative ideology is on the defensive.

Liberals are well aware of the capacity for evil

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 07:52:59 EDT

We need to cross our political divides to have balanced conversations about gun control.

Two big cheating scandals plague our politics

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:40:02 EDT

The courts are likely the last line of defense against both gerrymandering and adding a citizenship component to the census.

The march of the hope-mongers

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 08:18:23 EDT

There are tough-minded reasons to believe that this could be a turning point in the struggle against gun violence.

Yes, we should be outraged about Facebook

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:58:00 EDT

We need to confront conflicts between the public interest and the ways that social media companies make their profits.

Instead of seeking ‘common ground,’ Trump gives a flabby, divisive speech

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:16:00 EST

The president leaned heavily on their stories in his State of the Union address because he didn’t have much else to say.