Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Defeating Trump, Sanders will take someone other than Michael Bloomberg

As D.C. residents were preparing for, and then digging out from, the winter storm of the century, the already-volatile 2016 presidential race faced a potential storm of its own: the prospect of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent, mounting an independent bid for the White House. Now, these rumors have surfaced before […]

An establishment split is fueling the rise of The Donald

Many attribute the rise of Donald Trump in the Republican presidential race, along with the popularity of Ted Cruz, to the continued prominence of the tea party movement within the GOP. While that’s certainly part of the story, it’s not the entire tale. The success of Trump and Cruz is not just due to their […]

How the Republican National Committee screwed up the 2016 primaries

Here’s one thing that was remarkable about Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colorado: It was just the third debate. By this point in the 2008 cycle, there had already been 12; at the same point in 2011, there had already been eight. Thus, in the 2016 cycle the public has had less chance […]

The most terrifying words: ‘I’m from the government, here to help Donald Trump’

Politics — especially in the United States — is often portrayed as a battle between those who want big government to solve all problems and those who believe big government is the problem. In this simple equation, the Democrats are the party of big government “solutions” while Republicans fight against growing government — and it’s […]

In 2016, experience should matter, lest we get another Obama

The biggest surprise of the 2016 presidential election cycle so far has not been the rise of Donald Trump specifically, but rather the rise in general of less experienced candidates and the implosion of far more experienced candidates. Already, two well-established governors — Rick Perry of Texas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin — have left […]

Scott Walker Ends His Campaign

Today, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced he would end his presidential campaign. Given his previous position in the polls, Governor Walker’s decision to end his campaign this early is a shocking one. His collapse may well be one of the most epic of any presidential candidate in recent history. When he announced his candidacy, Walker was considered one […]

The GOP’s 17-candidate primary is a blessing, not a curse

With the first debate last week in Cleveland, the 2016 presidential election has entered a new, more serious phase. During that debate, Sen. Marco Rubio said that the Republican Party had been blessed with very good candidates while the Democrats “can’t even find one.” Though intended as a one-liner, Rubio was absolutely correct: the current […]

Illegal immigration is a serious issue, not a sideshow

One of the things that the meteoric rise of media mogul Donald Trump in the Republican primary has taught us is not that money or hair can buy good polling, but that there is a serious issue of major concern to many Americans that the other Republican candidates are completely failing to address: illegal immigration. […]