Jules Witcover

08/25/2016 - 2:00pm

    Donald Trump's decision to put his presidential campaign into the hands of the most destructive right-wing elements of the Republican Party is a clarion call to the old GOP establishment to wake up and shake off the lethargy into which it has sunk in the shocking Trump party takeover.

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08/11/2016 - 7:00pm

    A task that no other Republican has been able to accomplish over the last year -- taking down Donald Trump -- finally appears to be underway. The Republican who is doing it is Trump himself.

    In the wake of a...

08/09/2016 - 8:00pm

    Barely two weeks after his resounding nomination as the Republican candidate for the presidency, Donald Trump's series of political gaffes has created a panic among once-enthusiastic party figures, who now wonder what they have wrought for the GOP's chances to...

08/08/2016 - 5:00pm

    Some 62 years ago, as a young reporter I sat at the press table in the Senate Caucus Room during the historic Army-McCarthy hearings, watching defense lawyer Joseph Welch irately walk out, memorably expressing his contempt for Republican Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy....

08/05/2016 - 1:00pm

    Well into her acceptance speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton adroitly put her finger on what may be the major political challenge of her 2016 presidential bid.

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08/04/2016 - 12:00am

    In the wee hours of July 30, 1916, shells and shrapnel suddenly rained down on lower Manhattan as a World War I munitions depot exploded across from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It was an eerie prelude to the 9/11 terrorist attacks 85 years later that took...

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