E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

The High Cost Of Bibi's Comeback

WASHINGTON -- Wednesday was a hard day for pro-Israel liberals.

Some of the dejection arose from sheer surprise over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory, and especially the size of his margin. The pre-election polling -- by law, polls can...

The Senate's 47 Percent

WASHINGTON -- In September 2002, three Democratic congressmen visited Iraq in an effort to prevent a war they thought was a terrible idea.

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., said very little there, explaining afterward that his sole purpose was to ...

The Bibi-Boehner Coalition

WASHINGTON -- It was disconcerting to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of America's closest allies, trashed an American president's foreign policy. It was equally strange that the speaker of our House of ...

The GOP's Loud 'Yes' To 'No'

WASHINGTON -- It's a daunting challenge to spin the word "no" into a hopeful and forward-looking political battle cry.

There are, of course, circumstances when negative arguments can work. In obviously terrible times, voters are often content to ...

Chicago's Rahm-Chuy Show

CHICAGO -- The mayor is proud to tout his work expanding access to pre-kindergarten programs, raising the minimum wage, and making two years of community college available to everybody. He talks admiringly about his city's ethnic diversity and ...

The GOP's Freudian Moment

WASHINGTON -- After he won re-election last November, soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made two sets of comments reflecting the dueling impulses of the Republican Mind. Freud fans might refer to the superego, aka the conscience, ...