E.J. DIONNE JR.

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WASHINGTON: Twenty-three years ago, I arrived at the Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau as a congressional reporter at about the same time as a scruffy and perpetually untucked fellow named Glenn Simpson. I’ve been friends with “Shaggy,” as I dubbed him, ever since. Over the years, I’ve watched him make…

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WASHINGTON: December 20, 2017, will live on as a day of disgrace and dishonor. It will be remembered as the date when a government of, by and for the people became a government of, by and for wealthy campaign donors— and of, by and for wealthy Republican politicians themselves. We…

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WASHINGTON: The tax bill the GOP is trying to foist on the country is not only an unfair and deficit-bloating hodgepodge written on the fly. It is also deeply corrupt. Every Republican who votes for this bill will be joining a festival of venality. Corruption is not a word to…

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WASHINGTON: Thanksgiving is a splendid holiday, but also a useful one. It reminds us that gratitude is a virtue. We owe the most satisfying parts of our lives to others and fool ourselves if we imagine otherwise. We usually begin, rightly, by thanking our families since they are (if we…

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WASHINGTON: Reformers are by nature impatient. But historically their victories have come from long, sustained efforts that began in periods when conservatives were dominant. Many aspects of Franklin Roosevelt’s program were first advanced during the administrations of Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. They reached fruition when the political atmosphere changed.…

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WASHINGTON: Britain’s election was a catastrophe for Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May and a personal vindication for Jeremy Corbyn, the Labor Party’s left-wing leader. It was also the revenge of the young, whose voices go unheard because their turnout is usually low. Britain’s new generation taught a lesson to their…