E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

The Two GOP Establishments

WASHINGTON -- The language commonly used to describe the battle going on inside the Republican Party is wrong and misleading. The fights this spring are not between "the grass roots" and "the establishment," but between two establishment factions ...

The Democrats' Strategic Ambiguity

WASHINGTON -- Bragging about what they've achieved is what incumbent politicians do.

Ronald Reagan brought morning to America. Nelson Rockefeller, running for his fourth term as governor of New York in 1970, had a snappy slogan: "He's done a lot....

A Missed Chance On Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON -- To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how ...

The Hillary Difference

WASHINGTON -- There are two majorities in the country right now. One disapproves of President Obama. The other is still inclined to vote Democratic. The key question for the 2014 elections is whether voting this fall -- and Obama's approval ...