E.J. Dionne Jr. / Politics

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 ...

Sterling And The Issue Of Power

WASHINGTON -- Donald Sterling, the now banned-for-life owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, accomplished something that might be seen as a political miracle: The racist ranting that led the National Basketball Association to oust Sterling brought ...