E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

Bordering On Heartless

WASHINGTON -- Glenn Beck says he has come under fierce attack from some of his fellow conservatives for a grave transgression.

His crime? He announced plans to bring food, water, teddy bears and soccer balls to at least some of the tens of ...

Where Does The Buck Stop?

WASHINGTON -- Some elections are contests between voters who are happy and voters who are not. This fall's elections are of a different sort: Since almost all the voters are unhappy with politics, the battle will be over which party gets the blame...

The Vital Incoherent Center

WASHINGTON -- Here's one political paradox: A substantial majority of Americans do not fit neatly into the conventional "liberal" and "conservative" boxes, yet there is no coherent political center. Those who dream of a middle-of-the-road third ...

Thad Cochran's Democratic Campaign

WASHINGTON -- "There is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that's decided by liberal Democrats."

The words of Chris McDaniel, the tea party candidate vanquished in Mississippi's runoff on Tuesday ...

Dick Cheney's Chutzpah

WASHINGTON -- The infinitely valuable Yiddish word "chutzpah" is defined as "shameless audacity" or "impudence."

It's singularly appropriate for the astonishing op-ed piece that former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz published in ...

Where's The Bread And Butter?

WASHINGTON -- What if they held an election and nobody talked about how to improve people's lives?

The 2014 campaign is being waged against a backdrop of national news dominated by everything except the core economic worries of most Americans. ...