from The Great Debate:

What the latest presidential polls tell us – hint, it’s not who’s going to win

By Bill Schneider
July 21, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

from The Great Debate:

And Christie makes 16: Why are so many people running for president?

By David Greenberg
June 30, 2015

New Jersey Governor Christie addresses third Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the third Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

from The Great Debate:

Why a younger Hillary Clinton may never have had a chance

By Chloe Angyal
June 18, 2015

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Des Moines

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, June 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

from The Great Debate:

Is 2016 the year of the Republican ‘clown car’?

By Bill Schneider
June 4, 2015

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Top row, left to right: Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum. Bottow row, left to right: Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz. REUTERS/files

from The Great Debate:

Why Jeb Bush’s super PAC plan is potentially illegal

By Fred Wertheimer
April 23, 2015

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to the media after visiting Integra Biosciences during a campaign stop in Hudson, New Hampshire

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to the media during a campaign stop in Hudson, New Hampshire, March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

from The Great Debate:

The five clans of the GOP

By Bill Schneider
April 17, 2014

If we're lucky, we'll get a contest between Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. Both are responsible adults, relative moderates in their respective parties. Either could get elected.

from Reihan Salam:

GOP: Beyond repealing to reforming

By Reihan Salam
February 17, 2014

The last time the federal government approached its statutory debt limit, Republicans in the House of Representatives fought tooth and nail to attach tough conditions to any increase. On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) shepherded a “clean” debt limit increase through that barely raised an eyebrow.

from Reihan Salam:

From Marco Rubio, a new approach to ending poverty

By Reihan Salam
January 10, 2014

I realize that I ought to be writing about Chris Christie, the recently re-elected Republican governor of New Jersey, who has just had a brush with political death. But though I wish Christie well, and though I continue to believe that he is one of the most promising elected conservatives to have emerged in my lifetime, the Republican future rests less on the fate of individuals and more on the fate of ideas. And this week, one of Christie’s fellow presidential aspirants, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, introduced a genuinely new idea for helping tens of millions of Americans escape poverty.

from David Rohde:

The sanity caucus

By David Rohde
October 17, 2013

Our government has failed us -- again. Given the debacle over the last 16 days, it’s hard to praise anyone in Washington. Or anything.

from The Great Debate:

The GOP’s immigration problem

By Bill Schneider
May 1, 2013

Old vaudeville joke:

Man goes to the doctor.  Says he has a pain in his arm.

“Have you ever had this problem before?” the doctor says.

“Yes,” the man answers.

"Well, you got it again.”

Bada-bing.

Now look at the Republicans' immigration problem. Have they had this problem before? Yes. Well, they've got it again.