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

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

By Dan Hill
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

By Bill Schneider
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

By Bill Schneider
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

By Bill Schneider
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

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

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

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

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

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