With Congress at its most divided and partisan, journalist and political analyst E.J. Dionne Jr. discusses America and its divided political history. A frequent guest on ABC’s This Week and NBC’sMeet The Press, The Washington Post Op-Ed columnist Dionne is thought by some to be an expert on competing political philosophies in America. Offering an incisive analysis of how hyper-individualism is poisoning the nation’s political atmosphere, Dionne argues that Americans can’t agree on who we are because we can’t agree on what it is that makes us Americans. Can we get past this impasse?"
E.J. Dionne Jr.
E.J. Dionne, Jr. is a syndicated columnist with The Washington Post, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a professor at Georgetown University. His latest book is Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent, published this spring by Bloomsbury. He is also the author of Why Americans Hate Politics, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a National Book Award nominee; They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era; Stand Up Fight Back: Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps, and the Politics of Revenge; and Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right. A nationally known and respected commentator on politics, Dionne appears weekly on NPR and regularly on MSNBC and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne predicts that when Mitt Romney chooses a running mate for the presidential election that he will play it safe, choosing a "less thrill-seeking" conservative instead of a bold pick like Sarah Palin in 2008.