E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

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 ...

For The Love Of Scotland

WASHINGTON -- Scotland's referendum on independence will be decided by voters whose hearts say yes but whose heads say no.

This is why the energy of the campaign in one of the most consequential democratic consultations in history has been with ...

When Moderates Fight Back

WASHINGTON -- The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have come up with a solution to this ...

Obama Beyond The Sound Bite

WASHINGTON -- In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt went to Chicago to give one of the most celebrated speeches of his presidency. Pushing against isolationist sentiment, he condemned the "unjustified interference in the internal affairs of other nations" ...

Obamacare, Beyond The Label

WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall's elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that "Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats."

So how's that ...

Ferguson Divides Us Less Than We Imagine

WASHINGTON -- African-Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing of Michael Brown. They are not alone in their concern over the police's behavior. And there's evidence that a large number of white Americans have still not fully ...