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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Poor pay more: How government helps the 1%

WASHINGTON — You may think that government takes a lot of money from the wealthy and gives it to poor people. You might also assume that the r…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Community colleges getting presidential push

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Community colleges getting presidential push

WASHINGTON — Permit me to declare my bias: I came to revere community colleges for very personal reasons and learned to admire them because th…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: The far right's distorted idea of 'governance'

E.J. Dionne Jr.: The far right's distorted idea of 'governance'

WASHINGTON — This will be no ordinary Congress, so there are no ordinary ways for judging how effective it will be at governing.

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E.J. Dionne Jr: To get good answers, first ask right questions

WASHINGTON — It is a mark of our pluralistic moment that I learned of an old joke among rabbis from the writings of a great Christian scholar,…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama makes big waves as lame duck

WASHINGTON — Politics in a democracy is a team sport that leans heavily on individual high performers. This explains the paradoxical closing o…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Everything depends on restoring middle class prosperity

WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles Schumer gave Democrats a talking-to about their obligation to stand up for government's role in helping struggling m…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Senate report unlikely to prevent repeat of US torture

WASHINGTON — Can we now say with confidence that our government will not use torture again and that Americans in the future will rise up to pr…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Views on race split Americans many ways

WASHINGTON — The events in Ferguson, Mo., have actually led to that national conversation on race we regularly recommend to ourselves. But it …

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama should defend middle class against imperial Congress

WASHINGTON — President Obama issued a veto threat last week against a corporate tax-cutting orgy that promised the world to many powerful inte…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama spotlights GOP contradictions on immigration reform

WASHINGTON — Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of Presid…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Scaliacare: Supreme conservatives intervene again

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in the House and Senate have made clear that they'll deploy every weapon in the legislative arsenal to repeal …

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Desperate voters rage against Obama's party

WASHINGTON — For Democrats, the 2014 election was not the 2010 Republican landslide. It was worse.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Preaching hope requires more audacity than ever

WASHINGTON — President Obama has always had a thing about hope as an antidote to cynicism.

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E.J. Dionne: Ebola, pandering and courage in Massachusetts

BOSTON — Seth Moulton, an Iraq veteran and Democratic congressional candidate on Massachusetts' North Shore, has done something with little pr…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: A Tar Heel rebellion against rightwing reaction

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The clergy gathered in the second-floor conference room at the First Baptist Church here were pondering whether this midter…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama's new politics of foreign policy

WASHINGTON — Over the last decade, Americans' views on foreign policy have swung sharply from support for intervention to a profound mistrust …

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E.J. Dionne Jr: Obama beyond the foreign policy sound bite

WASHINGTON — In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt went to Chicago to give one of the most celebrated speeches of his presidency. Pushing against isolat…

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E.J. Dionne: Democrats tout new health care benefits, not Obamacare

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so i…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Does plain vanilla bipartisanship have a chance?

WASHINGTON — When does Congress become so embarrassed by its laughably low approval ratings that its leaders decide to pass laws to make our c…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: The GOP's impeachment two-step

WASHINGTON — If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have a…

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