Where the Race Stands Today

With only about three weeks to go before our long national nightmare is over, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by an average of about 5 points in the major national polls. The last five polls that have been published have something for everyone to hang on to: NBC/Wall Street Journal shows Clinton with an 11…

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Donald Trump Lives: Reactions From The Second Debate

In Sunday night’s debate, Donald Trump entered as a universally recognized dead candidate. How could anyone survive such self-inflicted wounds? He was coming off of a terrible debate performance focused more on defending how wealthy he really was rather than expounding on pressing issues. His performance featured a gratuitously stupid challenge to a former Miss Universe. And…

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Kaine Wins on Substance, Loses on Style

The two seasoned warriors came out tonight to mix it up. Both showed they were ready to serve as either President or Vice-President. Tim Kaine has served in government at “all levels” and Mike Pence has successfully governed his state. Their philosophical differences were clear and Americans have a choice. Kaine came right out punching…

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What to Expect in the Next Debate

Yes, Hillary Clinton beat the dragon the other night. She won on points and brought her game. Trump started out very strong but was overwhelmed about half way through and fizzled. He did not implode but maybe if the debate had gone on five minutes longer… As I wrote late Monday night after the debate,…

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Hillary Clinton’s Crisis

Here is a polling question for history fans: If the election were held today and the candidates were Republican Nero, Democrat Catherine de Medici, and Libertarian Timothy Leary, for whom would you? An impossible match up but, in some ways, a real one. None of these are credible or beloved characters from history – at…

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