E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

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 ...

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, ...