Francis Wilkinson

02/20/2017 - 3:00pm

    The word "populist" is regularly applied to President Donald Trump. Is it because his politics, and policy, tend to be crude and crowd-pleasing? Because he built a political base on division and resentment? Because he strikes poses reminiscent of previous populists, from Alabama Gov. George Wallace to billionaire Ross Perot, with a dash of...

02/18/2017 - 6:00pm

    Guadalupe García de Rayos, 35, a mother of two American children, was arrested last week in Phoenix, Arizona, and deported to Mexico, which she left as a 14-year-old to travel illegally to the U.S. There was no public-safety rationale for her removal. But the president who defrauded students,...

02/17/2017 - 7:00pm

    President Donald Trump's novel forms of aggression, including his ferocious assault on democratic norms, continue to batter the political system. He has inspired a lively resistance. But he remains popular in Republican districts and states, and his White House will improve its chaotic performance....

02/17/2017 - 7:00pm

    The first day of fallout from the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn showed that the White House, Senate and House, all run by Republicans, are thoroughly out of sync.

    The White House, where Flynn managed to hang on for weeks...

02/12/2017 - 8:00pm

    President Donald Trump's chaotic first weeks have featured a recurring theme not generally associated with deliberate means and ends of U.S. government policy.

    His sudden travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries left grandmothers stranded...

02/05/2017 - 11:00am

    If President Donald Trump wants a good gauge of how much voter fraud he will find if he launches a federal investigation, one of his campaign advisers, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, is a good person to ask.

    Kobach, you might remember,...

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