The Great Debate

Might as well butter him, Trump is toast

By Bill Schneider
September 18, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump speaks during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump speaks during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

What would a Rush Limbaugh campaign for president look like? Ask Donald Trump.

By Bill Schneider
September 9, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media during the National Federation of Republican Assemblies at Rocketown in Nashville, Tennessee

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies in Nashville, Tennessee, August 29, 2015. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Trump’s ready to deal, and a lot of uncompromising conservatives agree

By Bill Schneider
August 25, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Hampton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Hampton, New Hampshire August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Why Donald Trump’s hostile takeover bid for the Republican Party is a loser

By Bill Schneider
August 6, 2015
Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Trump speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire, April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Trying to out-Trump Trump? That way madness lies.

By Bill Schneider
August 4, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks 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

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

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

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

How the GOP went ‘Psycho,’ and how to fix it

By Craig Shirley
June 5, 2015
Camera crews set up for Universal Studios' "Best Psycho Shower Scene Scream" contest at the Bates Mo..

Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” REUTERS/Archives

It is hard to describe just how bad things are for the Republican Party. Each day it looks more and more like the Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho.

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