Albert R. Hunt

02/22/2017 - 4:00pm

    Norm Eisen likens the appropriate response to President Donald Trump's ethics challenges to the broken-windows theory of crime prevention: If you stop the misdemeanors and minor felonies it might deter the serious stuff.

    Eisen, the ethics czar to President Barack Obama, now is chairing the...

01/23/2017 - 9:00am

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who has primary oversight responsibilities in the U.S. House, styles himself a zealous believer in executive-branch accountability and an advocate of state- and local-government authority.

    Except when it's politically...

01/19/2017 - 12:00pm

    To liberal Democrats and a few Republicans: Get over it. Donald J. Trump will become president of the United States this week. Accept it.

    As unsettling as the prospect may be, it's better to go in open-eyed, recognizing realities and dispelling...

01/10/2017 - 9:00am

    Democrats are down and out. How can they recover? History provides models for political-party comebacks with one thing in common: serious schisms on the other side.

    Over the past half century, major U.S. parties have been in comparable positions...

12/25/2016 - 12:00pm

    For 40 years after World War II, the dominant national security issue for any new U.S. administration was dealing the Soviet Union. After a quarter-century hiatus, it's deja vu.

    Donald Trump has praised President Vladimir Putin and nominated a...

12/22/2016 - 3:00pm

    Mainstream Republicans are buoyed by Donald Trump's appointments so far, convinced that strategically positioned top officials can freeze out those they consider extremists.

    On domestic issues, establishment congressional conservatives believe...

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