E.J. Dionne Jr.

Washington, D.C.

Columnist covering national politics

Education: Oxford University, D.Phil.; Harvard University, BA

E.J. Dionne Jr. 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 r
Latest from E.J. Dionne Jr.

Trump is not a colossus. And his party is a mess.

The former president is not as strong as people might think.

January 21, 2024

Might a silent GOP majority be ready to move beyond Trump?

Donald Trump’s nomination is not inevitable.

January 14, 2024

Biden wants to be democracy’s candidate. Trump makes that easy.

The president is capable of using his predecessor’s strengths against him.

January 7, 2024

Why 2024’s vibes are so perplexing: ‘Everybody thinks they’re losing’

The economy keeps posting strong numbers. So why are right-wing extremists gaining so much ground?

December 31, 2023

You don’t have to be a believer to celebrate the Christmas revolution

Religious and secular people have much to teach each other.

December 24, 2023

With DeSantis struggling, Trump might be in for a Haley surprise

There’s not much time left, and Haley is leaping ahead of the Florida governor.

December 21, 2023

Ukraine shouldn’t have to pay the price of the GOP’s wedge politics

House Republicans are the ones to blame for this impasse.

December 17, 2023

Troubling poll numbers? Biden has a plan for that.

Biden’s advisers are aware they need to shake things up.

December 10, 2023

How two gun-friendly senators are turning the tide on gun safety

The resistance to sensible gun reforms is weakening.

December 3, 2023

Democracy faces two threats. Trump is only one of them.

Ignoring the ongoing assault to voting rights is a grave mistake.

November 26, 2023