E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

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, ...

The Subversive James Comey

WASHINGTON -- In the days of the civil rights movement, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was focused not on the quest for justice but on his fear of Communists.

In "Parting the Waters," the first volume of his magisterial biography of Martin Luther ...

Obama's Breakfast Prayer

WASHINGTON -- Maybe we should just call off the National Prayer Breakfast and stop asking presidents to offer their thoughts about faith and religion. If they go beyond making all present feel good about how religious and upright they are, ...

For The Patriots, Without Apology

WASHINGTON -- I never knew how much fun it was to be loyal to a hated outlaw sports team until the whole world came down on my dear New England Patriots.

Having rooted over the years for Boston teams that many felt sorry for -- God help us -- and...

Culture Wars, Old And New

WASHINGTON -- The old culture war politics is dying but new culture wars are gathering force. The transformation of the battlefield will change our public life.

The idea of a "culture war" was popularized by Pat Buchanan in his joyfully ...