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E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

Year Six Of Hope And Change

WASHINGTON -- It was a bittersweet briefing that told us exactly where the Obama administration finds itself at the dawn of its sixth year.

When a group of senior officials gathered last week to tout President Obama's efforts to make college a ...

The Lost Art Of Tough Liberalism

WASHINGTON -- Can you be a tough liberal who also knows how to work with the other side? Can you be unwavering in trying to lift the wages of the low-paid, bring health coverage to the uninsured, equalize educational opportunities and protect the ...

Christie's Conservative Problem

WASHINGTON -- What is the greatest fear of conservatives when they warn against the dangers of big government? It is that a leader or the coterie around him will abuse the authority of the state arbitrarily to gather yet more power, punish ...

Marijuana Injustices

WASHINGTON -- I have no desire to smoke marijuana, partly because doing so might drive me back to the cigarette habit I broke two decades ago. I don't want to be one of those "cool parents" who pretend to be as culturally advanced as their kids. ...

A Hidden Consensus For Justice

WASHINGTON -- Why are we arguing about issues that were settled decades ago? Why, for example, is it so hard to extend unemployment insurance at a time when the jobless rate nationally is still at 7 percent, and higher than that in 21 states?

As ...

The Resurgent Progressives

WASHINGTON -- The re-emergence of a Democratic left will be one of the major stories of 2014. Moderates, don't be alarmed. The return of a viable, vocal left will actually be good news for the political center.

For a long time, the American ...