Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
2016 GOP debate

GOP Candidates Snipe And Spar In Combative Sixth Debate

In the fraught final two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, a rowdy, rambunctious group of agitated Republican candidates rehearsed their talking points and took well-honed snipes at each other in the first GOP debates of 2016 — and the sixth of the cycle — in Charleston, South Carolina. The debates, which aired on Fox Business, touched on gun control, ISIS, immigration policy, tax reform, and the utter devastation that would ensue from a Hillary Clinton presidency.

January 15, 2016

In Arid Fourth GOP Debate, Rubio Shines, Kasich Grumbles, And Jeb Disappears

“Democrats do make it worse.” The GOP candidates in the fourth debate spent most of the evening affirming that very point, with varying shades of — and success at — charisma, but not disagreeing on much.

November 11, 2015

4 Things To Watch For In Tuesday’s GOP Debate

The debate’s focus is supposed to be the economy. That was also billed as the topic of the last one, which at times became a free-for-all as candidates were asked about regulating fantasy football or their biggest weaknesses

November 10, 2015

Test For Jeb Bush At Debate: Can He Tone Down His Inner Wonk?

Can the erst-GOP frontrunner talk simply and eloquently about Americans’ problems without lapsing into nerd-speak?

November 9, 2015

Band Of Outsiders: Minor-League Republicans Make Their Case In Warmup Debate

They call it the undercard debate. But it could just as easily be described as an island of misfit Republicans.

October 28, 2015

Fiorina And Trump: Rivals Who Deserve Each Other

You thought Donald Trump was a braggart and a blowhard? Then you probably cheered to see Carly Fiorina take him on. Either way, the two GOP frontrunners clearly deserve each other.

September 23, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Special GOP Demented Debates Edition

Bluster, braggadocio, blowhards, oh my! The twin GOP debates that aired on Fox News Thursday were a buffet of bravado, casual misogyny, ignorance, xenophobia, and leaps of illogic.

August 8, 2015