Albert R. Hunt

06/09/2014 - 1:08am

    Democrats think they may have a gift, the next Todd Akin, which would enhance their prospects of retaining control of the Senate.

    He is Mississippi Republican state legislator, Chris McDaniel, a right-winger who appears to have forced incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran into a runoff. Wednesday morning, with only a few...

05/26/2014 - 5:06pm

    Tim Geithner's valuable career as a civil servant culminated in four high-powered years as Treasury secretary. His recent book about those experiences captures the traumas and tensions of the financial crisis.

    He rightly takes credit for what most experts agree...

05/12/2014 - 5:39am

    With political indicators and historical cycles in their favor, Republicans are pushing the envelope to further energize their base with a full assault on the head of the opposition.

    Parties that don't control the White House invariably gain in midterm elections....

05/08/2014 - 9:17pm

    Democrats are cautiously optimistic they can hang on to the Senate this year. Surprisingly, this bright forecast is fueled by a sense they'll do better than expected in close contests in the Republican-dominated, Barack Obama-hating South.

    Until recently, the...

05/04/2014 - 10:44pm

    The widespread condemnation of the vile prejudice expressed by a professional-basketball-team owner and a Nevada rancher underscored the progress America has made on race.

    On the same day Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was banned from the game...

04/27/2014 - 11:44pm

    Here's a bit of good news for nervous Democrats: President Barack Obama's health-care law isn't going to be the albatross many feared it would be in this year's congressional elections. Enrollment has soared, and the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the program will cost less than...

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