Albert R. Hunt

11/13/2014 - 4:05pm

    The U.S. midterm elections have had almost everything, except a vision for governing.

    Democrats leveled charges that hard-hearted Republicans would slice Granny's Social Security and throw her off the Medicare rolls while denying younger...

06/09/2014 - 1:08am

    Democrats think they may have a gift, the next Todd Akin, which would enhance their prospects of retaining control of the Senate.

    He is Mississippi Republican state legislator, Chris McDaniel, a right-winger who appears to have forced incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran into...

05/26/2014 - 5:06pm

    Tim Geithner's valuable career as a civil servant culminated in four high-powered years as Treasury secretary. His recent book about those experiences captures the traumas and tensions of the financial crisis.

    He rightly takes credit for what most experts agree...

05/12/2014 - 5:39am

    With political indicators and historical cycles in their favor, Republicans are pushing the envelope to further energize their base with a full assault on the head of the opposition.

    Parties that don't control the White House invariably gain in midterm elections....

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...

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