E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

Obama And The Other Electorate

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner has said that President Obama would "poison the well" for legislative action on immigration reform by unilaterally issuing executive orders. But how can you poison a well that has already been filled with ...

Obamacare Vs. Scaliacare

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders in the House and Senate have made clear that they'll deploy every weapon in the legislative arsenal to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They'll try to chip away at the taxes that support it and abolish the mandates ...

Bigger Than 2010

WASHINGTON -- For Democrats, the 2014 election was not the 2010 Republican landslide. It was worse.

Four years ago, the economy was still ailing and a new wave of conservative activism in the form of the tea party was roiling politics. This time,...

No Alternative To Hope

WASHINGTON -- President Obama has always had a thing about hope as an antidote to cynicism.

The speech that made him a national figure, his keynote at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, is best known for his declaration that "there's not a ...

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 ...