The Great Debate

A neat trick that makes political ads more effective

March 21, 2016

  A political ad against U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) plays on a television in a hotel bar in Columbia, South Carolina, February 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A political ad against Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) plays in a hotel bar in Columbia, South Carolina, February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump is right about defense spending – and that should scare you

March 2, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS1ASJ

Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Why Marco Rubio is the opposite of a moderate

March 1, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks with reporters following a campaign town hall at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Senator Marco Rubio speaks with reporters after a campaign town hall at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

The GOP establishment has rallied behind a candidate. Does it matter?

March 1, 2016
A packed venue as Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia February 29, 2016. REUTERS/ Philip Sears

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, February 29, 2016. REUTERS/ Philip Sears

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

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

If Marco Rubio is the best debater, why does he look so nervous?

January 28, 2016
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Donald Trump jousts with all the other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, but his critiques of Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have taken an odd tack. The New York developer repeatedly talks about the way Rubio perspires during debates, even to the point of sending him a “care package” of 24 bottles of water.

Yes, the media is to blame for the GOP primary mess

November 18, 2015
Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump takes interviews in the spin room after the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican candidates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 10, 2015.REUTERS/Darren Hauck - RTS6EQX

Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump n the spin room after the Republican presidential candidate debate held by Fox Business Network in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015.REUTERS/Darren Hauck

Republican candidates field a resistance movement against change

October 30, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump speaks as Rubio and Carson listen at the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder

Donald Trump speaks as Senator Marco Rubio (L) and Ben Carson (R) listen at the GOP presidential candidate debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Why ‘sincere’ isn’t a real qualification for office

October 13, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to a question at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to a question at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young