E.J. Dionne Jr.

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


Bernie Sanders and his gifts for Democrats.

  • May 31, 2015

Ireland’s resounding support for same-sex marriage sends a powerful message around the world.

  • May 27, 2015

To pander to the Republican electorate’s move to the far right, candidates redefine “flip-flopping.”

  • May 24, 2015

Democratic centrists and populists aren’t as far apart as they think.

  • May 20, 2015

There is a good reason he doesn’t want to abandon his brother.

  • May 17, 2015

People of faith are reassuming their rightful place in the struggle against poverty and social injustice.

  • May 13, 2015

The president will be on a panel at Georgetown University with Harvard professor Robert Putnam and American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks.

  • May 12, 2015

With his brilliant maneuvering, David Cameron may have boxed himself into a political corner.

  • May 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s lead in polls, despite bad publicity, owes much to Republicans’ branding problems.

  • May 6, 2015

Sen. Chris Coons delivers a challenging message.

  • May 3, 2015
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E.J. Dionne writes about politics in a twice-weekly column and on the PostPartisan blog. He is also a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, a government professor at Georgetown University and a frequent commentator on politics for National Public Radio, ABC’s “This Week” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Before joining The Post in 1990 as a political reporter, Dionne spent 14 years at the New York Times, where he covered politics and reported from Albany, Washington, Paris, Rome and Beirut. He is the author of five books: “Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent” (2012), “Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith & Politics After the Religious Right” (2008), “Stand Up Fight Back: Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps, and the Politics of Revenge” (2004), “They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate The Next Political Era” (1996), and “Why Americans Hate Politics” (1991), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award nominee. Dionne grew up in Fall River, Mass., attended Harvard College and was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. He lives in Bethesda, Md., with his wife and three children.
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