Francis Wilkinson

01/29/2015 - 10:41pm

    He didn't mean to. Mitt Romney's tentative entry into the 2016 Republican presidential fray was intended to stop Jeb Bush in his tracks, freezing the drift toward Bush by the Republican establishment-donor-class-realist- pragmatists or whatever you want to call the guys accustomed to calling the...

01/23/2015 - 3:30am

    Days after the 2012 presidential election, in which less than one third of both Hispanic and Asian voters supported Republican candidate Mitt Romney, House Speaker John Boehner told ABC News that "a comprehensive approach" to immigration reform...

10/02/2014 - 4:23pm

    Speaking in the Senate earlier this month, in favor of a constitutional amendment to neuter the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Sen. Elizabeth Warren discussed the need to balance powerful interests to keep democracy afloat. In Warren...

03/27/2014 - 3:27am

    If Republicans take control of the Senate next year, which seems highly plausible right now, they will surely intensify their war on Obamacare. Last week Bloomberg Government issued an analysis on the prospects for the law in 2015, including how the administration might respond to attacks from a Congress under...

03/27/2014 - 3:00am

    Let's say your mental landscape is similar to that of Colby Sue Weathers back in 2012: suicidal, homicidal, paranoid, schizophrenic. Oh, and with a drug and alcohol problem. You are too disabled by mental illness - schizophrenia was diagnosed in 2011 - and recurring hospitalizations to work. You are not...

03/13/2014 - 1:56am

    Religious conservatives have had a good run. Since the 1970s, when Paul Weyrich and other conservative thinkers recognized that conservative evangelical Christians had untapped potential to change U.S. elections, the "religious right" has been a powerful, if always secondary, force in the Republican...

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