EJ Dionne

EJ Dionne

Wash Post Georgetown Brookings NPR MSNBC. Co-author "One Nation After Trump." Order the paperback at https://t.co/R7MNtPpIDi or https://t.co/oB2qADpJwq

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The full Prayer of St. Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace Where there is hatred, let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light And where there is sadness, joy (More)

Kelly Loeffler and the Georgia GOP are campaigning on “nihilistic white noise,” @ThePlumLineGS ⁩ writes. Nice (and accurate) phrase.

“Take the deal, Congress. Then immediately start working on the next one.” Good take from @crampell ⁩. The worry: If Republicans keep control of the Senate, they will block the assistance the country (particularly state & local governments) needs.

There is no vaccine that can bring a sudden end to political polarization. But @JoeBiden ⁩ can make us hate each other a little bit less by avoiding culture wars, focusing on jobs, incomes & economic justice — and dealing with the pandemic. My column

The overlap of #Christmas , #Hanukkah  & the solstice speaks to the universal hope of emerging from darkness to light. Celebrating the spark of the divine in all of us honors the Christian story by recognizing the transcendent in every soul. My column

“We are nearer to salvation in realizing that there is a share of the divine in every man and women, including ourselves, than by seeking to be saved by a God who is ‘out there’.” -Dom Aelred Graham, a Benedictine who respected Buddhism A #Christmas  column

We humans often learn more from bad experiences than good ones. This ought to make 2020 one of the most instructive years in history. We can’t undo the suffering and the death, but we owe it to each other to apply this year’s lessons. My column

“To knowingly pretend a lie is true is, simply put, to lie. Doing that carefully enough to let you claim you’re only raising questions only makes it even clearer that you know you’re lying. Lying to people is no way to speak for them....” —Yuval Levin

“Sedition fatigue: For Trump and many Republicans, betrayal is now politics as usual.” The great & tellibg headline on ⁦ @djrothkopf ⁩’s column.

This is what peaceful protest looks like. Those who joined the Women’s March on Jan. 21, 2017 were determined, peaceful and law-abiding. They warned about the dangers of Donald Trump’s extremism. They were right. And we see the culmination of Trump’s incendiary selfishness today.

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McConnell says "we've cemented the Supreme Court right-of-center for a generation." So much for the legitimacy of an institution that is not supposed to be partisan. So much for its being an "umpire" calling "balls and strikes." So much for the fraud of "originalism."

Let’s not whisper it or mumble: The issue is that we have a president who has no business being president. My column

Democrats: Stop tearing each other apart over impeachment. That only helps #Trump . The path is clear: Keep impeachment on the table but first use hearings & further inquiries to make clear to the majority just how outrageous Trump's behavior is. My column

Even before the #CorkerKickBack  went viral, this tax bill was a festival of corruption, full of provisions that help donors and tilt the tax code to the privileged and corporations. (And, please, no more talk of #Trump  as a "populist.") My column

Monday Night Massacre: Trump fires Sally Yates, Acting AG who refused to defend his indefensible #MuslimBan . History will remember her well.

Bill Maher: "Did you protect President Obama?” Eric Holder: "The difference between me and Jeff Sessions is I had a president I did not have to protect.”

A column I don't regret writing: "Any senator who votes to confirm #Barr ] in the hope that he’ll fight back against Trump’s abuses is choosing to ignore the many red flags Barr waved before us amid all the smoke."

Joint / Statement: "Now that the television networks have decided to air the President’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime."

The FBI had nothing to justify its election-changing intervention against #Clinton . Zero. Zilch. It was all politics