E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

Ebola, Pandering And Courage

BOSTON -- Seth Moulton, an Iraq veteran and Democratic congressional candidate on Massachusetts' North Shore, has done something with little precedent in political campaigning: He was caught underplaying his war record.

You read that right: An ...

The Blue-Collar Imperative

WASHINGTON -- In Georgia, Democrat Michelle Nunn is giving Republicans a real scare in a Senate race the GOP thought it had put away. Some of her new momentum comes from a sustained attack on David Perdue, her businessman foe, for his work ...

A Tar Heel Rebellion Against Reaction

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- The clergy gathered in the second-floor conference room at the First Baptist Church here were pondering whether this midterm election might be different from other midterm elections.

The five African-American pastors and ...

Gratitude? Fuggedaboutit

WASHINGTON -- As Ken Burns' superb documentary on the Roosevelts reminded us, "Happy Days Are Here Again" is one of the most evocative anthems in the history of the Democratic Party. You have to ask: Why aren't the Democrats, and the country, ...

Pope Francis' American Messenger

WASHINGTON -- Leaders can make decisions that signal big changes in the political, religious and ethical landscape. In naming Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago, Pope Francis did just that.

Cupich, now the bishop of Spokane, has...

The Mystifying Election

WASHINGTON -- There is something deeply satisfying about the troubles punditry is having in nailing down exactly what's happening in the 2014 elections.

The careful statistical models keep gyrating on the question of whether Republicans will win ...