Sunday, October 4, 2015
Chris Christie

Late Night Roundup: The Mark of The Christie

Chris Christie sat down for an interview on “The Daily Show” — in which Trevor Noah asked where exactly he should get his stamp to track him as an immigrant worker.

October 1, 2015

Republicans Signal New Thinking On Drugs, Treatment, And Punishment

Republicans seem to be warming to the idea that drug addiction is more illness than crime — a rare sign of hope in a dismal primary season.

September 19, 2015
Donald Trump and Rick Perry, 2013

5 Reasons It’s So Easy For Trump To Make Republicans Look Like Fools

Why is Trump so successful in drawing his opponents into battles they can’t win? He riffs on a Republican Party that is ripe for contemptible comedy, ridiculous rhetoric, and daring demagoguery.

September 14, 2015
Glenn Beck caricature

This Week In Crazy: What Will You Say ‘When Daddy Comes Home’?

Summer is winding to a close, and sanity is in short supply.

September 4, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

War, Mushroom Clouds, And No Dancing: GOPers React To Iran Deal

Republican presidential candidates have been making their displeasure with the Iran deal known — and some of them are being very dramatic about it.

September 2, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Christie answers a question from the audience during a campaign town hall meeting in Salem

Christie Defends Plan To Monitor Immigrants Like FedEx Tracks Parcels

Package delivery companies like FedEx and UPS use bar-coded labels to record the movements of parcels through sorting facilities to delivery.

August 31, 2015
Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Trump answers a question as fellow candidate Walker listens at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

5 Biggest Losers Of The GOP Primary So Far

A big chunk of the right loves Trump because all he does is humiliate his foes and refuse to act humiliated himself. Here are the 5 GOP candidates who have suffered the most in Trump’s wake. In his parlance, they are “losers.”

August 31, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

Rick Perry Tries To Break Out By Attacking Pretty Much Everybody

No money, no press, no poll numbers — it’s hard out there for Rick Perry.

August 24, 2015
John Kasich ad New Day for America

Analysis: The Myths Of The Campaign Advertising Air War

The adage to “follow the money” isn’t the whole story.

August 19, 2015
George W. Bush

Republicans Or Social Security? On 80th Anniversary, Still An Easy Choice

Greed is always in fashion on Wall Street. But working Americans see no reason to hand Social Security over to the banks, as the Republican candidates propose, when its administrative costs amount to well under one percent of its revenues.

August 14, 2015
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Christie Runs New Jersey By Remote Control While Seeking New Job

In the past six weeks, he’s been out of the office about two-thirds of the time, trying to secure his next job.

August 13, 2015

GOP Primetime Debate Is What Republicans Deserve

If the GOPeeWee debate was a chamber piece, the main stage show was arena rock: loud, soaring, inspiring for some, and occasionally incoherent.

August 7, 2015

Debate Memo: Who’s In, Who’s Out, And What To Expect

Here’s what you need to know, and what to expect from the GOP candidates.

August 6, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

Battle For Final Spot In GOP Debate: Chris Christie Vs. Rick Perry

The fight for the final slot seems to be a battle of governors — Rick Perry versus Chris Christie.

August 4, 2015

5 Things To Remember About John Kasich

Some consider him the “Heartland Chris Christie.”

July 21, 2015
Chris Christie Caricature

Why A New Jersey Puffer Fish Should Not Be President

In 2012 Chris Christie was deemed unfit to be America’s vice president, but he has continued to brag, bluster, and bully his way into national politics.

July 8, 2015
Ted Cruz caricature

GOP Field Divided On Donald Trump’s Comments About Mexican Immigrants

Do you want to appeal to Latinos or conservatives?

July 6, 2015
Chris Christie

‘Combat Ready’ Christie Rips Media, Insists He Will Rebound

A defiant Chris Christie on Monday declared himself “combat ready” for the presidential campaign, painting himself as the victim of relentless, unfair media attacks.

July 6, 2015

Marco Rubio And Chris Christie Hang Out With Mitt Romney Over July 4th Weekend

Mitt Romney may not be running, but he remains pivotal to the GOP candidates due to his fundraising connections.

July 6, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘The Loud, Northeastern Egomaniac Primary’

Jon Stewart looked at the problems facing the thousandth or so new candidate for the Republican nomination, Chris Christie.

July 2, 2015

The Year Of Telling It Like It Is

Practically everybody’s “telling it like it is.” But that is hardly enough to stand out in a year like this. There are about 20 candidates and many have unfiltered personalities, nothing to lose, or both.

July 2, 2015
fair wage

How Much Do We Value Work?

Central to our national self-understanding is the idea that hard work pays off. Americans have always tolerated rather high levels of inequality, as long as most people had a chance to rise.

July 2, 2015

Late Night Roundup: SCOTUS’ Consolation Prize For The Right

“So yes, gay people have the right to marry, and poor people have the right to insurance — but on the bright side, Americans can still kill prisoners painfully, and everyone else slowly.”

July 1, 2015
Chris Christie

Christie: A Personality-Driven Candidate Makes Contradictory Campaign Promises

“Telling It Like It Is” might be his campaign slogan, but it doesn’t mean he’s *actually* telling it like it is.

June 30, 2015

Chris Christie Enters GOP Race

Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, formally announced his entry into the overcrowded GOP primary field Tuesday morning.

June 30, 2015
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