Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Francis Wilkinson

A Theory Of The 2016 Conservative Apocalypse

Abandoned, neglected, alone — yet nonetheless completely smothered by an all-encompassing big government: That is the conservative condition.

October 31, 2015
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Big Money’s Futile Search For A GOP Frontrunner

Like it or not, Republicans are going to have an ugly primary.

December 8, 2014

Eric Garner Offers Boehner A Path To Redemption

Republicans have an opportunity to prove that black lives matter to them.

December 5, 2014

The Fact — And The Case For Immigration Amnesty

If amnesty is unacceptable, what do immigration opponents propose?

November 21, 2014

Obama Charts A Risky Course On Immigration

Think Washington politics are ugly now? Things are about to get worse.

November 19, 2014

Immigration Opponents Don’t Say ‘Deportation’

What are Republicans so afraid of?

November 14, 2014

Win Or Lose, Republicans Are Still Big Wreck

Controlling Congress won’t solve the GOP’s problems — in fact, it may make them worse.

October 30, 2014

Big Spenders Blow Big Money On Political Ads

The airwaves are saturated with political ads. But is there any point?

October 24, 2014

Ebola And Terrorists Aside, Our Border Is Pretty Secure

Who should we trust about immigration: academic experts, or hysterical politicians?

October 23, 2014

Republicans Pave The Way To All-White Future

The GOP’s xenophobic wing has won. Now what?

October 17, 2014

Southern Republicans Bring More Polarization

Think Congress is bad now? It may be getting a lot worse.

September 19, 2014

Where Do American Unions Go From Chattanooga?

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — I asked Rich Yeselson, a former union strategist and author of this excellent article on the United Automobile Workers’ failed effort to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to answer a few questions, via email, about the meaning of the Chattanooga vote and the future of unionism in the U.S. […]

February 21, 2014

Legislatures Consider Changes In Liquor, Beer, Wine Laws

By Elaine S. Povich, WASHINGTON — In Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, near the Maryland state line, a square cinderblock building sports huge painted images of beer and soda bottles painted on the side. The sign on the private business reads, “Beer and Soda.” Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and some state legislators would like to add “Liquor” […]

February 17, 2014

Can Republicans Govern If They Win in 2014?

What’s the worst-case scenario for Republicans in November? Maybe victory. A Republican takeover of the Senate is somewhere between plausible and very likely. (If you want more exact predictions, you have to provide a less volatile political climate.) So for argument’s sake, let’s assume Republican candidates roll to victory from Alaska to North Carolina. The Democrats’ 54-46 […]

February 11, 2014