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
Latest from E.J. Dionne Jr.

The week that was: Trump screams. Biden governs.

Perhaps the stark contrast between the two men we have just witnessed — in who they are, in their priorities, in the way they behave — will be a reset moment.

August 13, 2022

The GOP makes its choice: Trump, yes. Rule of law, no.

Many Republican politicians are eager to be judged by their loyalty to Trump, no matter what the former president does.

August 10, 2022

Senate Democrats strike a blow against cynicism — and hopelessness

Realists will see this bill as the victory that it is.

August 7, 2022

The Supreme Court punts on religious liberty

Public schools should not be devoid of religious expression, but a football coach who prays on the 50-yard-line after games is pressuring players to join him.

August 3, 2022

In a normal year, the GOP should sweep. But 2022 isn’t normal.

An unhappy country that might otherwise punish the incumbent party really doesn’t like the alternative.

July 31, 2022

The chips bill means the Era of Hands-Off Government is over

The semiconductor bill, like the infrastructure bill passed last year, marked a rare but timely victory for what might be called Bidenism.

July 27, 2022

Finally, the dam is breaking against Trump

The former president must be held morally, politically and legally accountable.

July 22, 2022

Vote for Liz Cheney. (I never thought I’d say that.)

Even a huge non-GOP turnout may not save her House seat. But she deserves praise for continuing to stand up to Trump.

July 20, 2022

Presto! Manchin’s party of one makes the Democrats’ program disappear.

The West Virginia senator owes his colleagues, and his country, more than continued vagueness.

July 17, 2022

Tuesday’s Jan. 6 hearing should be a turning point for Republicans

The violence was not some sideshow, but the last gasp of President Donald Trump’s desperate effort to subvert the election.

July 13, 2022