E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

Supreme Oligarchy

WASHINGTON -- An oligarchy, Webster's dictionary tells us, is "a form of government in which the ruling power belongs to a few persons." It's a shame that the Republican majority on the Supreme Court doesn't know the difference between an ...

When Obamacare Was 'Doomed'

WASHINGTON -- Is there any accountability in American politics for being completely wrong? Is there any cost to those who say things that turn out not to be true and then, when their fabrications or false predictions are exposed, calmly move on to...

Who Cares About The Value Of Work?

WASHINGTON -- Finding a way out of our current political impasse requires some agreement on what problems we need to solve. If anything should unite left, center and right, it is the value of work and the idea, in Bill Clinton's signature phrase, ...

The Pope Isn't A Party Boss

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's first salary as a community organizer was paid by a Catholic group and his earliest social justice work was rooted in Catholic social doctrine. He identified with Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, then Chicago's archbishop...