from The Great Debate:

Strange bedfellows: Donald Trump and the white working class

By Justin Gest
August 24, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room following a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire

Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room after a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

from The Great Debate:

Yes, Donald Trump can win, but here’s what it will take

By Edward J. Rollins
August 17, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets attendees at the Iowa State Fair during a campaign stop in Des Moines

Donald Trump greets people at the Iowa State Fair during a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

from The Great Debate:

Great debate gaffes in history

By Allison Silver
August 6, 2015

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Before the 1976 presidential campaign even began, President Gerald R. Ford was weighed down by his decision to pardon his predecessor, President Richard M. Nixon, for crimes connected to Watergate. Ford was also locked in a tough race with Georgia's Democratic former governor, Jimmy Carter, because the Southerner, with his born-again purity, was far more in sync with a public recovering from its "long national nightmare." But Ford's major debate gaffe about the Soviet Union's influence on Poland was another blow he never fully recovered from.

from The Great Debate:

Donald Trump is a superhero – but not in a good way

By Neal Gabler
July 27, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends 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:

Focusing on 2016, GOP governors overlook their own states

By Bill Schneider
July 7, 2015

Wisconsin Governor and potential Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Scott Walker greets supporters at a rally for Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) in Cedar Rapids

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

from The Great Debate:

A failing nuclear treaty with Russia shows the right way to deal with Iran

By Bennett Ramberg
July 2, 2015

Negotiators of Iran and six world powers face each other at a table in the historic basement of Palais Coburg hotel in Vienna

Negotiators of Iran and six world powers face each other in the historic basement of Palais Coburg hotel in Vienna April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

from The Great Debate:

Is Jeb Bush just another ‘big government’ liberal?

By Craig Shirley
February 6, 2015

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses the Detroit Economic Club in Detroit

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses the Detroit Economic Club about his "Reform Conservative Agenda" in Detroit, Michigan, February 4, 2015 REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

from The Great Debate:

Obama’s ‘crisis of competence’ drags down the Democrats

By Bill Schneider
October 31, 2014

Obama holds a meeting with Ebola Response Coordinator Klain (not pictured) at the White House in Washington

Once upon a time, a candidate ran for president on the issue of competence. “This election isn't about ideology,” he told the 1988 Democratic National Convention. “It's about competence.”

from The Great Debate:

Why Republicans may not win the Senate after all

By Craig Shirley
September 29, 2014

 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition "Road to Majority" reception in Washington

Establishment Republicans should keep the champagne on ice until after the midterm elections. Too many are already popping corks, pronouncing their strategy of “crushing” the Tea Party during the primaries as a crucial step in their successful takeover of the Senate.

from The Great Debate:

Nixon’s showbiz legacy

By Kathryn Cramer Brownell
August 8, 2014

nixon in limo

The 40th anniversary of President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation comes just as politicians of both parties increasingly say the words “President Barack Obama” and “impeachment” in the same sentence. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives, which has filed a lawsuit against the president, has also been quick to draw comparisons between the Nixon administration’s abuses of executive power and Obama’s use of executive orders.