Francis Wilkinson

07/31/2015 - 8:02pm

    At some point on the long, hard slog toward 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hillary Clinton is going to need the people whom she least wants. Safe passage to the White House will require an audience with, perhaps even a benediction from, the lizard kings of the campaign trail: political reporters.

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07/23/2015 - 9:49pm

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, sure has a lot of money. Cruz's presidential campaign raised $14.3 million in its first quarter. In addition, a network of super-PACs allied with Cruz raised $38 million. That makes $52 million in a matter of months. To put that...

05/07/2015 - 3:35pm

    My favorite bit from Friday's news reports about the guilty plea by a former patronage appointee of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, R, comes courtesy of The Washington Post: "A guilty plea by the longtime aide could spell trouble for the New Jersey...

02/19/2015 - 8:04pm

    In an interview with Ezra Klein at Vox.com, President Barack Obama briefly alluded to the "moral basis" of Obamacare:

    "[With] the Affordable Care Act, a lot of the attention's...

01/29/2015 - 10:41pm

    He didn't mean to. Mitt Romney's tentative entry into the 2016 Republican presidential fray was intended to stop Jeb Bush in his tracks, freezing the drift toward Bush by the Republican establishment-donor-class-realist- pragmatists or whatever you...

01/23/2015 - 3:30am

    Days after the 2012 presidential election, in which less than one third of both Hispanic and Asian voters supported Republican candidate Mitt Romney, House Speaker John Boehner told ABC News that "a comprehensive approach" to immigration reform...

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