E.J. Dionne Jr.

Syndicated Washington Post columnist and NPR commentator E.J. Dionne Jr. is author of several books that are essential to understanding the 2016 election and the road ahead, including One Nation Under Trump, Why The Right Went Wrong, and Our Divided Political Heart.

Widely admired for his insights into the alarming polarization of our national politics, Dionne regularly debates David Brooks of the New York Times on NPR and appears frequently on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos and MSNBC. Other books include Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith & Politics After the Religious Right, Stand Up, Fight Back: Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps, and the Politics of Revenge , and They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate The Next Political Era.

Dionne began his now twice-weekly op-ed column for The Washington Post in 1993, and he now appears in more than 100 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Before joining The Post in 1990 as a reporter covering national politics, he spent 14 years with The New York Times, reporting on state and local government, national politics, and from around the world, including stints in Paris, Rome and Beirut.