Past Event

E.J. Dionne and Barbara Boxer: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite America

Renowned Washington Post columnist and author E.J. Dionne Jr. says the 2020 election will be a test for progressives and moderates. Will they feud or unite to defeat President Trump? Dionne postulates that if progressives and moderates are unable―and unwilling―to overcome their differences, they could not only enable Donald Trump to prevail again but also squander an occasion for launching a new era of reform. Dionne will discuss what he calls the politics of remedy: one that solves problems, resolve disputes and moves forward; that sits at the heart of the demands for justice by both long-marginalized and recently displaced groups; and that posits a positive future for Americans with more covered by health insurance, more with decent wages, more with good schools, more security from gun violence, more action to roll back climate change. Join the conversation with one of America’s most respected political analysts.


Dionne photo by Paul Morigi

February 27, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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E.J. Dionne Jr.
Columnist, The Washington Post; Author, Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country
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In Conversation with Barbara Boxer
Former U.S. Senator (D–CA)

11 a.m. check-in
noon program
1 p.m. book signing