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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07/28/2016 - 9:00pm

    The Republican National Convention that opened Monday in Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump for president had the usual hoopla. But it also was shrouded in questions concerning the very viability and future of the party itself.

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07/21/2016 - 12:00am

    In his long-awaited endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders' words were adequate but the music was missing. He used the occasion of a New Hampshire rally for her -- in a primary state in which he had routed her -- to put his own spin on the Democratic...

07/20/2016 - 7:00am

    Donald Trump, social media's best friend and user, did it again in tweeting his "final" choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. After announcing a press conference for that purpose, he postponed it for a day in favor of a simple tweet, once...

07/16/2016 - 1:00pm

    Donald Trump's new strategist, Paul Manafort, is trying to soften his candidate's harsh image, but recent events in cities across the country are making that exceedingly difficult: the conflicts between police departments and those protesting their treatment of...

07/15/2016 - 1:00pm

    The slaughter of Dallas police protecting peaceful protesters has put the national tragedy of gun violence in sharper and more ironic relief than ever before.

    Dallas Police Chief David Brown reported that...

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