Albert Hunt

08/27/2015 - 8:34pm

    Ted Cruz is a man with a plan. The Republican presidential candidate, bete noire of his party's establishment, has carefully calculated a path to becoming the right-wing standard-bearer.

    That makes him the most underestimated candidate in...

08/20/2015 - 6:43pm

    William McGurn, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, hailed an unlikely new conservative hero this week: Sen. Charles Schumer, who opposed the Iranian nuclear deal. The New York Democrat, McGurn wrote, has a chance to become the new Henry...

08/13/2015 - 3:00pm

    When the Republican-run Congress convened in January, Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado freshman, said his party's task was to show it could govern "responsibly" and "maturely."

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08/06/2015 - 5:10pm

    Arthur Brooks is a stranger to convention. A self-styled "liberal bohemian," he had an early career as an itinerant professional French horn player. He later got a Ph.D and became a university professor. He now heads the American Enterprise...

07/17/2015 - 12:12am

            For more than a quarter century, Ralph Reed has been a leader of the religious right political movement. The first executive director of the Christian Coalition, in the 1990s he became the public face and lead strategist of the movement. In 2006 he ran...

07/16/2015 - 11:24pm

            It's tempting to celebrate the demise of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, whose authority expired last week. The bank, which subsidizes the sale of U.S. goods abroad, is held up by its congressional critics as an example of crony capitalism.

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