E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

The Vital Incoherent Center

WASHINGTON -- Here's one political paradox: A substantial majority of Americans do not fit neatly into the conventional "liberal" and "conservative" boxes, yet there is no coherent political center. Those who dream of a middle-of-the-road third ...

Thad Cochran's Democratic Campaign

WASHINGTON -- "There is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that's decided by liberal Democrats."

The words of Chris McDaniel, the tea party candidate vanquished in Mississippi's runoff on Tuesday ...

Dick Cheney's Chutzpah

WASHINGTON -- The infinitely valuable Yiddish word "chutzpah" is defined as "shameless audacity" or "impudence."

It's singularly appropriate for the astonishing op-ed piece that former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz published in ...

Where's The Bread And Butter?

WASHINGTON -- What if they held an election and nobody talked about how to improve people's lives?

The 2014 campaign is being waged against a backdrop of national news dominated by everything except the core economic worries of most Americans. ...