The justice's dissent in a little-regarded case strikes an important blow against the right's efforts to decimate the federal government.
EJ DionneGreat Elena Kagan dissent in the CFBP case. The majority, she argues, “repudiates the lessons of American experience” and “commits the nation to a static version of governance, incapable of responding to new conditions and challenges.”
If Team Trump wants a debate over whether he's "the most informed person on planet Earth" on threats, they may not like where the discussion ends up.
EJ Dionne#Trump, “in a time of multiple and dangerous crises, is so resistant to learning about security threats that his own country's intelligence officials have sought outside help to figure out how to get him to listen and focus.”
With less than five months until the 2020 elections, Americans are deeply unhappy with the state of the nation.
EJ DionneNew @pewresearch poll: #Trump at 39% approve, 59% disapprove. One key to Biden’s 54% to 44% lead over Trump: 42% see Trump as a “terrible” president; only 28% say that of Biden. And only 17% are “proud” when thinking about the state of our country.
If you want to let freedom ring, hammer on economic injustice.
EJ Dionne“The fight for equal personhood can’t help but also be a struggle for economic justice.” A “fight against the privileges and distinctions of race can also lay the foundations for a broader assault on the privileges and distinctions of class.”
They’re senior voters, and they could be Joe Biden’s secret weapon.
EJ DionneVoters over 65 turning on #Trump is catastrophic for him, puts Biden in a strong position in Florida & the Midwest. As always, an excellent analysis by Ruy Teixeira. And Trump’s profound weakness among voters under 45 severely limits his options.
Although the office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Attorneys came into existence in the early days of the Republic, the Department of Justice was created by an act of Congress 150 years ago today. Justice, as the last few weeks of nationwide...
EJ Dionne“Americans Need to Know the Truth About William Barr's Friday Night Massacre. We Can't Afford to Wait.”
Absentee ballots are a long-standing American tradition, yet efforts to expand voter access to mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic have been disparaged by some individuals on the right. The R Street Institute’s latest policy paper...
The Emancipation Proclamation evolved during the Civil War years, as did the thinking of its author.
EJ DionneNoticing a lot of thoughtful #Juneteenth commentary rightly noting the limitations of the Emancipation Proclamation. But in this 2012 essay, the great historian Eric Foner explains why the Proclamation was a turning point — for the country & for Lincoln.
With his poll numbers slumping, the president warns Republicans in a POLITICO interview not to abandon him.
EJ Dionne#Trump saying mail-in voting is the biggest risk to his re-election: another reminder of how worried he is about a free people rendering a verdict on him. Preventing Americans from exercising their right to vote is at the heart of his re-election strategy