Tag Archives: Chris Christie

Fleeting impressions from Trumpless debate

Fox News may have missed Donald Trump. Its viewership was down to 11-13 million viewers, half what they got in the first debate last fall. (The Democrats’ debates have had only eight million viewers, thanks to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s … Continue reading

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Republican debate the same, only more so

Donald Trump has changed his messages not one iota.  He stands by every single outrageous thing he has said and is absolutely unfazed when challenged. That may be what his supporters like about him.  Last evening’s unpleasantly raucous and poorly … Continue reading

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Take-aways from GOP Presidential debate

Sometimes the answer to who wins a debate lies in what sticks with you two days after the event. In the case of Tuesday’s CNN GOP Presidential debate out of Las Vegas, there were several sparks that still glow.  After … Continue reading

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Last night’s winners and losers

Would Donald Trump tone down his junior high school playground bombast? Or, for that matter, would he say anything substantive in response to a policy question? Would Jeb Bush show some “cojones” in confronting Trump?  Would Carly Fiorina get in Trump’s … Continue reading

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Fox big winner in the debate

The big winner in last night’s “big boy” (top ten Republicans in polls, all male) debate was Fox News itself. While the network isn’t my default choice, the moderators, stalwart defenders of Republican orthodoxy,  and the format wrung the most out of … Continue reading

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Coakley v. Baker – almost a yawn

Tonight’s televised benign if mildly tense debate between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley was clearly a draw, which may have been the defensive  objective of all concerned. Comfortably  moderated by WGBH talk show hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, both candidates … Continue reading

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Headlines to hope for in 2014

Each year, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial page editor Tom Waseleski prepares for the New Year an aspirational list of headlines.  For several years, I have shamelessly borrowed the idea and herewith present my own suggestions, with precious little expectation that we will see … Continue reading

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