E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

Obamacare, Beyond The Label

WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall's elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that "Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats."

So how's that ...

Ferguson Divides Us Less Than We Imagine

WASHINGTON -- African-Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing of Michael Brown. They are not alone in their concern over the police's behavior. And there's evidence that a large number of white Americans have still not fully ...

Where Goes The Neighborhood?

WASHINGTON -- Consider how our definition of "neighborliness" has evolved. Once upon a time, being neighborly meant "reaching out to the people who lived next door" by, among other things, "offering to watch the kids in a pinch."

Now, "being '...

Plain Vanilla Bipartisanship

WASHINGTON -- When does Congress become so embarrassed by its laughably low approval ratings that its leaders decide to pass laws to make our country a modestly better place? Is there a plain vanilla agenda that might pass muster across party ...

Paul Ryan's New Clothes

WASHINGTON -- Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserve a safety net, speaks with concern about poor people and put out a 73-page report, many will elide over the details of the proposals he made last week in his major ...

Blind Ideological Justice

WASHINGTON -- Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as "an impartial guardian of the rule of law."

By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge ...