Francis Wilkinson

06/28/2016 - 8:00am

    Swing voters tend to be low-information voters. But when veteran pollster Peter Hart convened a group of 11 "blue-collar and economically struggling" voters from suburban Pittsburgh on Tuesday, in research for the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, it seemed that Donald Trump...

06/25/2016 - 2:00pm

    Is Donald Trump so spectacularly awful that he can put a dent in America's partisan polarization?

    The U.S. hasn't experienced a genuine presidential landslide in more than three decades, when...

06/22/2016 - 2:00pm

    The political context around Hillary Clinton has changed. Until now, complaints about her have pervaded public commentary, usually with a predictable refrain. In a May podcast, former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart couldn't find much good to say about the...

06/20/2016 - 11:00am

    Donald Trump's demagogic performance in the days after the Orlando mass shooting has prompted more awkward silence and equivocations from Republicans on Capitol Hill.

    The Washington Post:

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06/19/2016 - 9:00pm

    Speaking in 2013, a few weeks after children were slaughtered in their classrooms in Newtown, Connecticut, and just after President Barack Obama's second inauguration, National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre laid out the frightening challenge that Obama...

06/17/2016 - 6:00pm

    In the brief span since the nation awoke Sunday to news of the largest gun massacre in U.S. history, Donald Trump has tweeted that the killings are evidence of his own wisdom, and has called on President Barack Obama to resign for his failure to use the preferred...

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