Francis Wilkinson

01/18/2017 - 4:00pm

    On Wednesday, while Donald Trump was standing at a lectern in New York attacking the news media and political opponents, expressing, yet again, his desire for warm relations with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and promising to apply a cosmetic veneer over his unsightly conflicts of interest, the nine largest pharmaceutical companies lost $24 billion in...

01/16/2017 - 9:00am

    Democrats, weakened by November's election, are in many ways overmatched.

    House Speaker Paul Ryan finally has the support he needs to enact his agenda, transferring trillions in national wealth from the less well off to the very richest, and...

01/11/2017 - 4:00pm

    From a Democrat's perspective, the political map of Missouri looks like a blood-red sea with three little blue boats -- Columbia, Kansas City, St. Louis -- bobbing on the murderous waves. Donald Trump won the state by 19 points on the strength of rural, exurban and suburban votes. It's a pattern...

01/09/2017 - 4:00pm

    Sen. Rand Paul, R, is skeptical. He thinks something's fishy about this whole "repeal and replace" thing that Republican congressional leaders have planned for Obamacare, which is basically the name for the multi-trillion-dollar U.S. health-care system and the complex web of insurance...

01/01/2017 - 7:00pm

    Politicians are desperate people. That was the premise of a question David Axelrod posed to President Barack Obama in a podcast earlier this week. Their exchange on the topic will become especially poignant on Jan. 20, when the erstwhile non-politician Donald Trump is sworn in as Obama's successor...

12/28/2016 - 5:00pm

    We don't know how Donald Trump's presidency will turn out, or what the cost could be to democratic culture and norms. But we know that Trump's capacity for harm will depend only partly on Trump and his aides.

    Enormous power will rest...

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