Republicans Offer Choices, Democrats Offer More of the Same

The media struggled to find a worthwhile storyline from this week’s debate. As POLITICO’s Glenn Thrush tweeted, “Try writing about this debate, just try. It’s like eating ten lbs. of dry toast with a sawdust chaseer.” And honestly, if gotcha moments, personal attacks or embarrassing gaffes are the standard by which you judge a debate,…
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Yes, the Debate Moderators Stunk, But the Candidates’ Ideas Didn’t

If you’ve watched or played much baseball you know that the cardinal rule of umpiring is simple: Stay invisible. Fans tune into the game to see aces pitch, gold glovers defend, and sluggers smack home runs, not watch the boys in blue impact the outcome of the game. A similar rule applies to debate moderators…
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Fiorina’s Commanding Debate Performance Has Democrats Nervous

In late July Hillary Clinton referred to the GOP candidates as “those guys” during a speech in Iowa, either purposefully denigrating or clearly forgetting Republican candidate Carly Fiorina. “Those guys on the other side, and by the way they are all guys last time I checked,” Clinton said, before pausing for effect. “Oh no. There…
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Candidates’ Policy Ideas on Full Display in Second GOP Debate

Almost all of the stories about last night’s GOP presidential debate focus on the bombastic spectacle of candidate’s squaring off against one another. Donald Trump jabbed Sen. Rand Paul for being on the stage despite his poll numbers. Paul jabbed back, wondering whether Trump is mature enough to be trusted with the nuclear launch codes.…
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