Albert R. Hunt

06/25/2015 - 10:55am

    In February, I offered odds on the Republican nomination contest. The field of candidates has evolved since then, and the number of genuinely possible winners has narrowed.

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who officially launched his candidacy this...

02/12/2015 - 4:46pm

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is suddenly a hot Republican presidential prospect, may be getting hotter. Though some consider Walker's lack of foreign policy credentials a hurdle to a nomination, he has earned praise from a prince of neoconservatives...

02/12/2015 - 4:32pm

    Raising the capital gains tax rate or building the Keystone XL pipeline aren't insignificant issues. But they pale compared with the 1960's fights over racial justice, the Vietnam War or whether the federal government should create and manage a...

01/15/2015 - 5:06am

    In the Reagan era, conservative Republicans felt they had a powerful ally in Pope John Paul II, whose forceful anti-communism and anti-abortion stances played out in American politics.

    Today'...

01/15/2015 - 4:10am

    The 100-day evaluation is a marker in U.S. politics - superficial sometimes, though often a leading indicator. By April 15, 2015, the tone and motivation of the new Republican Congress may be apparent.

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01/08/2015 - 7:16pm

    More power started to be vested in the White House staff in 1969, during Richard Nixon's administration. Today, there are about twice as many full-time White House staff members as there were then.

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