Clinton And Trump Clash In First Presidential Debate

It wasn’t exactly Lincoln-Douglas but, in the end, Hillary Clinton clearly outperformed Donald Trump last night.

Donald Trump’s Bad Reasoning on NAFTA

Donald Trump engages in some nice post hoc ergo propter hoc by implying that the decline in manufacturing jobs in North Carolina is due to NAFTA. Ignoring that other factors are more likely playing a far greater role in the loss of manufacturing jobs.

Previewing The Biggest Night So Far In The 2016 Race For President

By the end of the night, we’re likely to be in an entirely new phase of the race for both the Republican and Democratic nominations.

Donald Trump, John Kasich Face Big Tests In Michigan

Both Donald Trump and Ohio Governor John Kasich face big tests in tomorrow’s Michigan primary.

Bernie Sanders Gets More Aggressive, But It’s Likely Too Little, Too Late

Bernie Sanders was more aggressive in last night’s debate than he has been in the past, but it’s likely too little, too late.

Second Republican Debate Garners Record-Setting Ratings For CNN

More than 23 million people watched the debate Wednesday night.

Mexico To Trump: No, We Won’t Pay For Your Wall

Donald Trump’s assertion that he will get Mexico to pay for his border wall is being laughed at in Mexico City.

Trump as Perot 2.0

In 1992, an eccentric billionaire ran an independent campaign against a Bush and a Clinton. It could happen again.

Corsi Strikes Again: Hitler and Argentina

In case you needed a further reason to dismiss Jerome Corsi (and some general thoughts on what Corsi represents).

American Politics May Be Nasty But They Started It

At some point, however, using the bad actions of the past to justify worse actions in the present has to stop.

Obama, Romney, And The Phony Focus On Offshoring

The Obama campaign’s focus on Mitt Romney’s alleged involvement in moving companies overseas is entirely phony.

Bob Kerrey, DINO?

Our political scene has changed drastically since Bob Kerrey was last in the Senate.

Santorum Surging?

A new Iowa polls shows Rick Santorum gaining support. Or does it?

FTAs Pass

After a lengthy wait, free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea have been approved by Congress.

GDP Alone Does not Tell the Development Story

Yes, China’s GDP growth has been impressive for some time now, but it is not the sole way to understand development.

Don’t Blame Obama For The Death Of The War Powers Act

It has now been 60 days since American involvement in Libya commenced. Congress has failed to act, and that’s their fault.

Midterm Grades: Barack Obama

Time for midterms.

Lame-Duck Congresses: Bug, Or Feature?

The 20th Amendment was supposed to eliminate lame duck sessions, but it didn’t.

Defeated Senators, Arms Treaties, And Lame Duck Sessions

Unless there’s an emergency, is it proper for representatives who have been defeated in a mid-term election to be voting on controversial legislation?

Lame Duck Congresses And The Constitution

While not inherently unconstitutional, lame duck Congresses have the potential for violating the spirit of the Constitution and create the potential for mischief on the part of Representatives who have been thrown out of office.

Money and Politics

Piling on China

The New Protectionism?