Francis Wilkinson

04/30/2016 - 4:00pm

    His hour upon the nation's biggest political stage is almost up. The Democratic nomination is receding from his reach. And a 74-year-old doesn't have a lot of presidential runs in his future. So it's time for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to take stock: What does he want?

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04/29/2016 - 4:00pm

    Campaigning for her mother in Maryland last week, Chelsea Clinton said the Supreme Court could issue a "definitive" ruling on gun control in the near future. Clinton didn't define "definitive," let alone "gun control." But with a...

04/29/2016 - 9:00am

    Grundy, Virginia, looks as if it fell into a crevice and got stuck. The seat of Buchanan County, Grundy snakes for miles between high Appalachian mountain walls that restrict its width in places to little more than a stone's throw. To beat recurring floods from the...

04/27/2016 - 6:00pm

    Since his swearing-in as House speaker, Paul Ryan has maintained his sunny, gung-ho disposition, hobnobbing with his party's guerrillas while gently trying to lure them back to the comforts of civilization.

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04/15/2016 - 3:00pm

    Ambition is the most consistent, yet variable, component of public life. Lincoln and FDR had it, and that was good. Benedict Arnold and Joseph McCarthy had it, too. And that turned out very bad.

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04/11/2016 - 1:00pm

    You have to admire the multi-level trolling by President Barack Obama. Obama speaks Thursday at the University of Chicago law school, where he taught in the 1990s, and give an interview to Fox News. The law school discussion is targeted at Republican Senate leader...

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