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Trump Proves Ignorance Doesn’t Matter Much

Posted September 10th, 2015 at 10:06 am (UTC-4)
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Since when did running for president become a reality show? How does Mr. Trump or anyone else figure that a presidential candidate should not be asked hard questions? And what does it say about us that fundamental ignorance about things a president should know does not automatically disqualify you from credibly contending for that office?

A Done Deal, Debate on Iran Turns to Implementation

Posted September 9th, 2015 at 4:29 pm (UTC-4)
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The Iran nuclear deal and Congress’s impending vote has become the most contentious foreign policy issue since the decision to invade Iraq in 2003. President Obama has the votes he needs, but the debate continues. Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz held a rally against the deal at the Capitol, just a few hours after Democratic contender Hillary Clinton shared how she would ensure Tehran’s compliance: “Distrust and verify.”

Republicans Must Deal Wisely With Trump

Posted July 23rd, 2015 at 9:23 am (UTC-4)
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Republican elites need to come grips with the real Trump threat and not make things worse.  Which is what they have been doing so far.

Trump Courts Controversy, Becoming Republican Frontrunner

Posted July 21st, 2015 at 4:01 pm (UTC-4)
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Mexican immigrants, a widely-respected American war hero and a high-profile senator: business mogul and Republican presidential nominee contender Donald Trump has unapologetically insulted them all. Meanwhile, his popularity has soared, putting Trump ahead of all other Republican 2016 hopefuls. What’s going on here? Some observers are calling for his head. Others are praising his political acumen.

Donald Trump’s Festival of Narcissism

Posted June 17th, 2015 at 10:05 am (UTC-4)
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“I’m really rich,” Donald Trump informed supporters at his presidential campaign announcement. “I’m proud of my net worth. I’ve done an amazing job.”