Francis Wilkinson

07/21/2016 - 4:00pm

    Will Mike Pence help Donald Trump win over Christian conservatives?

    White evangelical voters who are put off by Trump's misogyny, racism or astonishing business ethics won't be swayed by the addition to the ticket of a conservative Midwesterner...

07/18/2016 - 4:00pm

    The NRA is not only a constituent part of the Republican Party. It is in some ways a microcosm of it. Its demographics: an aging, male, non-urban, racially anxious, white base. Its policy prescriptions: outlier positions unsupported by science. Its politics: defensive...

07/17/2016 - 3:00pm

    Along with President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush spoke at the memorial service for slain police officers in Dallas on Tuesday.

    Obama's words, whether intentionally provocative or...

07/16/2016 - 10:00am

    Donald Trump has run the most anti-immigrant presidential campaign in modern memory. Hillary Clinton has run the most pro-immigrant campaign. After November, something's gotta give.

    If Trump wins, of...

07/14/2016 - 9:00am

    The first email, with the subject line "Race War," arrived in my inbox, from a regular, unbidden correspondent, at 7:31 Friday morning. The term was already floating in the ether. The Drudge Report headline was "Black Lives Kill," painting tens of...

07/06/2016 - 3:00pm

    FBI Director James Comey said today that there will be no indictments stemming from Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail account while she was secretary of State. Clinton, campaigning with President Barack Obama in North Carolina, has Obama in part to thank....

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