E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

Obama's Boehner Bailout

WASHINGTON -- How often will President Obama come to House Speaker John Boehner's rescue even when Republican leaders aren't willing to give much in return? And does the president want to preside over a split in his party?

These are among the ...

Will We Torture Again?

WASHINGTON -- Can we now say with confidence that our government will not use torture again and that Americans in the future will rise up to prevent it from doing so? In light of the reaction to the Senate Intelligence Committee's report, I ...

'The Imperial Congress'

WASHINGTON -- President Obama issued a veto threat last week against a corporate tax-cutting orgy that promised the world to many powerful interests but did little for the middle class and nothing for low-income Americans. The president's move was...

Thank A Politician Today

WASHINGTON -- It's a mistake to be nostalgic for some golden age in politics when everyone was nice to each other. Such a time never existed.

Still, this is a particularly rotten moment to be an elected official, and especially a member of ...