Albert R. Hunt

07/19/2016 - 1:00pm

    Donald Trump has selected the perfect non-Trump as his running mate. Mike Pence, the phlegmatic Republican governor of Indiana, has strong credentials with the social right and mediocre political instincts.

    Pence passes an important test: He might help...

07/19/2016 - 2:58am

    The tensions at the 2016 Republican National Convention aren't like those typically seen at the party's divided gatherings: Teddy Roosevelt challenging the hierarchy in 1912; or the moderates versus conservatives, Dwight Eisenhower against Robert Taft in 1952,...

07/15/2016 - 4:00pm

    Years ago, the conservative activist Grover Norquist was the guest speaker in a class I teach at the University of Pennsylvania.

    "Older people are the base of the Democratic Party," he told the...

07/06/2016 - 6:00pm

    The FBI was right to recommend that no criminal charges be filed against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while Secretary of State. But she still needs a cure for the reckless arrogance she displayed, an attitude that could produce more disasters...

07/05/2016 - 4:00pm

            For a half century, presidential candidates have routinely claimed that there are no bigger stakes in the election than the next appointments to the Supreme Court.

            This year, for the...

07/04/2016 - 3:00pm

            Republicans and Democrats share a challenge: staving off the fanatics.

            For the Republicans -- leaving aside Donald Trump for the moment -- the test comes from the right-wing House...

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