by | Feb 11, 2020

Despite a lackluster record, as 1980 dawned President Jimmy Carter led a baker’s dozen of Republican candidates in the polls. Before the year ended, he would be swept from office. The New Hampshire vote 40 years ago proved critical. I…

by | Sep 28, 2016

Dear Lester Holt, Thank you for moderating the debate Monday night between Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton Abedin and myself this Monday night. Your exquisite journalistic equipoise rendered the evening spectacular in its moderation. If I may, I would like to…

by | Sep 28, 2016

Public expectations turned Monday’s presidential debate into Clinton’s trap instead of Trump’s. Still, Trump allowed Clinton out of it — and himself to fall into it — all too often Monday night. Nonetheless, Clinton’s underlying strategy to portray Trump as…

by | Sep 28, 2016

Well, who won? We might let that popular and logical query go for the moment. There are other aquatic specimens to fry in the context of Monday night’s so-called debate: chief among them Hillary Clinton’s try at addressing the leadership…

by | Sep 26, 2016

We know we shouldn’t look at road kill. But tonight, uncountable millions of Americanos will feel that good citizenship obligates them to. Or, as we shall see, will tune in to tonight’s forensic train wreck for less admirable reasons. It’s…

by | Sep 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s supporters are nervous about tonight’s debate with Donald Trump, but not for the reasons partisans normally hyperventilate prior to such forums. They aren’t worried that Trump will be more articulate, informed, or sound on policy than Clinton. Sharing…

by | Sep 23, 2016

As usual, Donald Trump’s approach to news is non-traditional: Saying that the Tulsa police officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher may have “choked,” as if she missed a free throw in the NBA playoffs, isn’t exactly how most people…

by | Sep 20, 2016

Gary Johnson and Bill Weld — the former GOP governors of New Mexico and Massachusetts who now head the Libertarian Party ticket — should embrace their failure to qualify for the first debate. Commission on Presidential Debates set the bar…

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