Megyn Kelly is a smart, intelligent, accomplished, successful and beautiful woman. While we may not agree on every political issue, what connects us is our dignity as women.
This week gave us a night of truly must-see TV. First, 17 Republican candidates squared off in two debates on Fox News. The would-be presidents mostly competed to see who could sound the most bellicose, who hated the government more, who could show more contempt for undocumented immigrants and poor people, and who would repeal Obamacare (and deny 10 million people health insurance) the fastest. We learned military spending needs to be greatly increased, and that we need to start a new ground war with ISIS -- and possibly Iran. We heard little about the economy and nothing about climate change. Though Ronald Reagan was invoked, this was more midnight than morning in America. Then, a few hours later, in an act of supreme scheduling irony, Jon Stewart memorably said goodbye, reminding us that "bullshit is everywhere," and "the best defense against bullshit is vigilance." And also how desperately we'll miss him. #JonVoyage
In the Republican debate, Americans got a glimpse at what their economic future might hold if one of the Republican candidates becomes president -- and the picture wasn't pretty.
Last night the leading candidates for the GOP shared their vision and ideas for the nation in JumpStart's home city of Cleveland. Two days earlier, I was fortunate to be invited to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, where President Barack Obama held the first-ever White House Demo Day.
What are they going to do if any of them gets the party's nomination and finds his/her way to the White House? We didn't hear it from last night's broadcast. Mark it down to another Fox Failure as an election-year curse we have to bear.
The GOP Debate. It came, we watched, it blew our minds! Donald Trump is like teflon...nothing sticks to that guy. Marco Rubio was a surprise standout. Jeb Bush looked pretty old. Scott Walker was boring.
In the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015, Donald Trump failed to retract or even apologize for calling some women "fat pigs" and "slobs." When questioned by Megyn Kelly about whether he was part of the "war on women," Trump responded that he didn't "frankly have time for total political correctness." Apparently, misogyny is a time saver. Who knew?
Amid an ugly performance by unpolished candidates, mostly on the fringe of their own party, Carly Fiorina stood out with a decisive victory.
If the Republican circus of presidential candidates manages to persuade -- by the regular repetition of inadequate and ill-informed talking points -- that the route to future U.S. economic prosperity and national security is through ever more military belligerence abroad, then we are on the way to yet more wars.
Though some participants fared better than others, not a person on that stage delivered a performance so commanding that it merits promotion into the top tier. In this Trump-less environment, there was ample opportunity to break out. That didn't happen.
Economic data and financial-asset prices don't always paint the same picture about the health of the economy.
Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.
Trump will be around for a while. And it's clear that Donald Trump is the candidate Republicans deserve.
Trump embodies the spirit, values and message that have defined a sizeable segment of the Republican Party for more than half a century. It would only make sense that he is performing so well in the polls.
I think 2016 will be an interesting political season and is going to go down in history as a year to attract some of the largest number of credible and viable candidates for the GOP that would go absolutely no where.
The move away from conventional politics doesn't represent a shift by the electorate towards political extremism, rather a growing frustration at the ruling political class. As Trump said recently, people are tired of "incompetent politicians." The political class may scoff, but it's Trump leading the polls.