Francis Wilkinson

01/18/2016 - 2:00pm

    The most primal scene in American politics is a debate stage, where candidates wrestle in rhetorical mud for dominance. Of course, when the candidates are auditioning for the presidency, their aggression is sublimated, their rapiers metaphorical. (When political attacks merge with the physical kind, the combatants are...

01/17/2016 - 4:00pm

    President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address consisted of a clear vision and an equally plain, if less explicitly identified, path to reach it. Obama envisions a future powered by democratic pluralism, green energy and a redistribution of power from...

01/17/2016 - 11:00am

    When Arizona Sen. John McCain, R, was running for president in 2008, his campaign experienced turbulence over an issue currently vexing the campaign of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: the phrase in the Constitution stipulating that the president must be a "natural born...

01/09/2016 - 1:00pm

    As 2016 begins, Republicans confront two challenges that are as familiar as they are profound. First, they remain an essentially all-white party in an increasingly multiracial nation. Second, the party's economic platform -- cut taxes for the wealthiest and...

12/20/2015 - 7:00pm

    Tuesday night's Republican debate proved once again that there is no way for a Republican -- any Republican -- to truly win a debate on immigration.

    Yes, Republicans of all stripes can score partisan...

12/19/2015 - 1:00pm

    Speaking to an Iowa crowd in September, Donald Trump said, it's hard to make headway in the world when "our leaders are so stupid and so incompetent and so inept."

    This has been a popular...

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