Are any of the kids’ table candidates going to tell Fox to cram it?

Because one of the core tenets of American democracy is that it must make everybody’s lives as miserable as possible at all times, the first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign will take place next week, roughly (according to scientists I’ve spoken with) 42 years before the actual election is scheduled to take place. Fox… Continue reading Are any of the kids’ table candidates going to tell Fox to cram it?

Is JEB getting squeezed out?

Now, I don’t have facts to back this up… …but is it possible that JEB is getting squeezed out of the Republican primary? A couple of weeks ago I suggested that he was on the 2012 “Mitt” Romney path to the nomination, where nobody really like him, but they try everybody else one by one… Continue reading Is JEB getting squeezed out?

Gotta hear both sides, you know?

Friends, when it comes to the Iran deal, how can you tell what to believe? On the one hand, you have a lot of people who think it’s a good deal. I outlined many of them in my latest piece for LobeLog: Athough opposition to the Iran deal is at a fever pitch on Capitol… Continue reading Gotta hear both sides, you know?

Martin O’Malley is right about ISIS, and we ignore that at our peril

Let me start with a disclaimer: I haven’t liked Martin O’Malley since I figured out who this Tommy Carcetti guy was (I was years late watching The Wire, sue me), and seeing the legacy of his term as Baltimore mayor engulf that city earlier this year didn’t improve my impression of him. But no matter… Continue reading Martin O’Malley is right about ISIS, and we ignore that at our peril

Call it “Real Candidates of the Republican Party”

These people belong in a Bravo reality show, not running for president: If Lindsey Graham has to change cellphone numbers, he has Donald Trump to thank. On Tuesday, Trump ramped up his attacks on the South Carolina senator — who made headlines Monday for calling the Donald a “jackass” — and even gave out Graham’s… Continue reading Call it “Real Candidates of the Republican Party”

Donald Trump and the real Republican Party

The firestorm over leading Republican presidential contender Donald Trump’s ugly comments on John McCain’s military service has been telling. There’s no doubt that what Trump said about McCain was disgusting, particularly coming from somebody who spent his war-eligible years taking deferments. But what does it say about the Republican Party that a guy who has… Continue reading Donald Trump and the real Republican Party

Yeah, we sure do hate to fire up the crazies

John McCain, speaking here on Serious Republican Contender Donald Trump: Over the weekend, Donald Trump held a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that attracted several thousand people. He shared the stage with the father of a man who was killed by an undocumented immigrant—and Trump continued his rant against illegal immigration that began when he launched his campaign and… Continue reading Yeah, we sure do hate to fire up the crazies