E.J. Dionne Jr.

Washington, D.C.

Columnist covering national politics

Education: Oxford University, D.Phil.; Harvard University, BA

E.J. Dionne writes about politics in a twice-weekly column for The Washington Post. He is also a government professor at Georgetown University, a visiting professor at Harvard University, a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution and a frequent commentator on politics for National Public Radio and MSNBC. His book “Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country” was published by St. Martin’s Press in February. Before joining The Post in 1990 as a political reporter, Dionne spent 14 years at the New York Times, where he covered politics and repor
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Biden’s road back: Asking Republicans ‘What are they for?’

The president needs to focus incessantly on the virus and inflation — twin challenges that are top of mind for most Americans.

January 19, 2022

Dr. King was bold. Don’t make him bland.

The civil rights leader's role in our history was not that of a politician but of a prodder of our national conscience.

January 16, 2022

History will judge Senate Democrats on voting rights, not Senate rules

Now comes the test of President Biden's powers of persuasion.

January 12, 2022

Garland’s caution is an asset when it comes to holding Trump accountable

If the former president is to be indicted, we are better off with an attorney general who is widely seen as cautious, not reckless.

January 9, 2022

Biden tells the truth in the best speech of his presidency

The most passionate, forceful and effective address of his tenure.

January 6, 2022

How to get real accountability for Jan. 6

The GOP position on voting rights shows how much Donald Trump has corrupted his party.

January 5, 2022

Must Democrats get crushed in 2022?

To avoid a midterm shellacking, Democrats need to do some things to help themselves.

January 2, 2022

Our obligations to history in 2022

Our history will always be contested.

December 29, 2021

Democrats’ 2022 choice: Govern or lose

Democrats have a narrow window to get a lot done. They can’t afford to indulge in recriminations.

December 26, 2021

For Biden, going all in against the virus is the key to everything else

One speech can't solve the covid-19 crisis. But the president's Tuesday address, chock-full of new initiatives, shows that he's on the case.

December 22, 2021