Albert R. Hunt

01/10/2017 - 9:00am

    Democrats are down and out. How can they recover? History provides models for political-party comebacks with one thing in common: serious schisms on the other side.

    Over the past half century, major U.S. parties have been in comparable positions three times. Republicans were dispirited following...

12/25/2016 - 12:00pm

    For 40 years after World War II, the dominant national security issue for any new U.S. administration was dealing the Soviet Union. After a quarter-century hiatus, it's deja vu.

    Donald Trump has praised President Vladimir Putin and nominated a...

12/22/2016 - 3:00pm

    Mainstream Republicans are buoyed by Donald Trump's appointments so far, convinced that strategically positioned top officials can freeze out those they consider extremists.

    On domestic issues, establishment congressional conservatives believe...

12/16/2016 - 8:00am

    Nobody on the conservative side has hounded Democrats, especially the Clintons, as relentlessly as the self-styled anti-corruption watchdog group Judicial Watch. It has loosed avalanches of lawsuits since its founding in 1994, most recently playing a major role in Hillary Clinton's e-mail...

12/14/2016 - 6:00pm

    As the still shell-shocked Democrats try to figure out what went wrong and what to do about it, Hillary Clinton's formal announcement of her candidacy in 2015 would be a good starting point.

    The beautifully produced two-minute video was replete...

12/12/2016 - 8:00pm

    Mike Morgan, an African-American judge, defeated a conservative incumbent last month for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Now conservative Republicans are trying to sabotage his election by packing the court, a move that would have racial and perhaps national political implications.

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