Debates

The Dumbest Thing I Heard This Week

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With the first presidential debate dropping next week, I’d expected the campaigns to guard their strategies closely to keep the opposition from using the weekend to prepare and test a response. But the Romney campaign decided to tell Politico their…

Breakfast in America: September 12, 2012

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First, something good: A story about the travesty of neoliberal economic governments from…wait? Forbes? Now, could “The Dumbest Thing I Heard This Week” end in a poll? There are soooooo many options: There’s John Stossel claiming that progressives don’t realize…

Presidential Debate Moderators Announced

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A huge announcement for those of us who actually enjoy covering presidential debates. So for the other person reading this, hurray! The Commission of Presidential Debates announced the moderators for this year’s three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate. Jim Lehrer…

The Dumbest Thing I Heard This Week

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Usually I reserve this segment for a commentator or member of the “intelligentsia” who say something during the week. But there’s really no getting around Mitt Romney. The reason we have ObamaCare is because the Senator you supported over Pat…

The Morning After: Debate Wrap-Up

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I hate the modern political campaign debate. As I analyzed last night’s debate, I recognized that my strategic criticism revolved around questions of ethos, focusing on perception of the candidates and their capacity to successfully undermine each other through memorable attacks,…