The Great Debate

Trump, the GOP’s spleen, is ripe for surgery

By Bill Schneider
February 2, 2016
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump stands prior to the start of the Iowa caucuses at St Francis of Assisi church in West Des Moines, Iowa February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Donald Trump before the start of the Iowa caucuses at St Francis of Assisi church in West Des Moines, Iowa, February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The real contest in Iowa

By Paul Goldman
February 1, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa January 31, 2015. REUTER/Jim Bourg

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, January 31, 2015. REUTER/Jim Bourg

Donald Trump becomes the choice of the Republican establishment

By Bill Schneider
January 27, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd at a campaign rally in Farmington, New Hampshire January 25, 2016.      REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in Farmington, New Hampshire, January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Has Obama really changed America?

By Robert L. Borosage
January 12, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama reacts while talking about Newtown and other mass killings during an event held to announce new gun control measures at the White House in Washington January 5, 2016.  The White House unveiled gun control measures on Monday that require more gun sellers to get licenses and more gun buyers to undergo background checks, moves Obama said were well within his authority to implement without congressional approval. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama reacts while talking about Newtown and other mass killings during an event held to announce new gun control measures at the White House in Washington January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

What the West should have learned from its long ‘war on terror’

December 7, 2015
A police officer picks up a weapon from the scene of the investigation around the area of the SUV vehicle where two suspects were shot by police following a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California December 3, 2015.  Authorities on Thursday were working to determine why Syed Rizwan Farook 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, who had a 6-moth old daughter together, opened fire at a holiday party of his co-workers in Southern California, killing 14 people and wounding 17 in an attack that appeared to have been planned.  REUTERS/Mike Blake (TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)   - RTX1X2D8

A police officer picks up a weapon from the scene of the investigation around the area of the SUV vehicle where two suspects were shot by police following a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Obama’s terror speech perfectly highlights reasons for Trump’s rise

By Bill Schneider
December 7, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about counter-terrorism and the United States fight against Islamic State during an address to the nation from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, December 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Yuri Gripas      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1XH8S

President Barack Obama speaks about counter-terrorism and the United States fight against Islamic State during an address to the nation from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Why it’s still worth being president of the fractious United States

By Bruce J. Schulman
December 6, 2015
A man holds a sign reading "Obama Bin Lyin'" before a campaign rally with Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in Columbia, South Carolina January 11, 2012.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2W5YS

A campaign rally with Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in Columbia, South Carolina, January 11, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Cybersecurity treaties may be nice, but it’s really every country for itself

By Robert Litwak and Meg King
November 11, 2015
U.S. Marine Sergeant Michael Kidd works on a computer at ECPI University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, February 7, 2012. Cyberspace was a hobby for Kidd before he joined the Marines in 2003, but he hopes to make it his new battlefield after suffering debilitating injuries in Iraq. At the naval air station in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 26-year-old from Williamsburg is retraining to fight cyber threats, one of a number of wounded warriors transitioning to non-traditional combat fields in order to continue serving the United States' defense needs. Picture taken February 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Samantha Sais (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY EDUCATION) - RTR2XOOE

U.S. Marine Sergeant Michael Kidd works on a computer at ECPI University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, February 7, 2012. REUTERS/Samantha Sais

Republican primary aside, NRA may be losing its grip on the public’s imagination

By Bill Schneider
November 2, 2015
Street artist Panzarino prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims during the six-month anniversary of the massacre, at Union Square in New York

Street artist Mark Panzarino prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims during the six-month anniversary of the massacre, at Union Square in New York, June 14, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Why hasn’t this key government post been filled?

By William Yeomans
October 18, 2015
T-shirts with the image of Martin Luther King and with the words "I can't breathe" are pictured for sale during a Martin Luther King day rally in the Harlem section of New York

T-shirts with the image of Martin Luther King Jr. and “I can’t breathe” for sale during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally in Harlem, New York, January 19, 2015.REUTERS/Carlo Allegri