GOP candidates make U.S. a laughingstock

"Listen to this guy. He has one idea and repeats it over and over again."                                                                                                                   "No, you're the one who repeats himself. You have nothing to say."                                                                                                              "You can't be trusted.  You  lie."                                                                                                                                                          "You're the liar."                                                                                                                                  "So's your mother." Why don't you take it outside, fellas. If you watched the last GOP "debate" before …

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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 moderated debate on the Fox Business Network was dominated by Trump's head-to-head with Ted Cruz, and …

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Stephanopoulos gets Trumped

Donald Trump  was more than ABC's George Stephanopoulos could handle yesterday morning. He tried hard to counter Trump's bluster, but in the end he failed miserably on one important question: Vladimir Putin and the killing of journalists in Russia. When Trump called Hillary a liar and called out Bernie Sanders for lying, Stephanopoulos asked whether he really wanted …

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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 face, stand up to the braggart who had dissed hers? Would John Kasich be able …

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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 the sometimes unruly lot and provided some illuminating moments.  Megyn Kelly, flanked by Chris Wallace …

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