E.J. Dionne

E.J. Dionne Jr. is the author, most recently, of Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics after the Religious Right. He is a Washington Post columnist, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, and a professor at Georgetown University.


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In his most recent books, John Judis makes the case that there is—and that by indiscriminately embracing globalism, many liberals helped create nationalism’s virulent Trumpian version.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

For Ted Kennedy, political leadership meant moving public opinion—not chasing after an elusive center.  Read more


Francis has challenged the Catholic Church. How much can he change it? Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

In 2010, disaffected voters didn't embrace the Republican vision. They looked in vain for the Democratic one. Read more

Special Report

Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Barack Obama is capable of being a pragmatic progressive. Read more


It took liberals 30 years to take conservatism seriously. Now we're obsessed with it. E.J. Dionne considers four new books about the end of the conservative era. Read more


The conservative revolution turned out to be less than a mandate. Can the various factions that call themselves progressive get behind a common vision? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Somewhere between the capitalist’s market and the citizen’s state lies the lost land of community, sought after by humane conservatives, liberals, and social democrats alike. Herewith a modest progressive agenda for repairing some of the damage modernity has done to one of civil society’s foundations—the family. Read more

Health and Social Policy