Albert R. Hunt

08/19/2014 - 12:45am

    Picture the ad, either in the Democratic primaries or from a liberal independent candidate: Hillary Clinton - a pro-Wall Street buckraker, a foreign policy interventionist - championing George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq and looking like a lukewarm supporter of President Barack Obama.

    Clinton's break last week...

05/08/2014 - 9:17pm

    Democrats are cautiously optimistic they can hang on to the Senate this year. Surprisingly, this bright forecast is fueled by a sense they'll do better than expected in close contests in the Republican-dominated, Barack Obama-hating South.

    Until recently, the...

05/04/2014 - 10:44pm

    The widespread condemnation of the vile prejudice expressed by a professional-basketball-team owner and a Nevada rancher underscored the progress America has made on race.

    On the same day Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was banned from the game...

04/27/2014 - 11:44pm

    Here's a bit of good news for nervous Democrats: President Barack Obama's health-care law isn't going to be the albatross many feared it would be in this year's congressional elections. Enrollment has soared, and the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the program will cost less than...

04/27/2014 - 11:43pm

    President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact.

    Fifteen months...

04/13/2014 - 8:24pm

    Two of the most skilled Republican members of the House of Representatives announced their retirement over the past 10 days. Their departure is unfortunate, but the hand-wringing over term limits for committee chairmen is misplaced.

    Ways and Means Committee Chairman...

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