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Somebody Has to Say It

Richard Greener | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Richard Greener

Have modern 21st century Republicans pitched their tent in the intellectual desert? Are they our Know Nothings? Do they exalt ignorance while supporting arrogant indifference to science and other facts? Has their party become irrational?

My New Favorite Reality Show: The Real Republicans of Washington

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Real Republicans has more interesting stars, better catfights, more drama, more salacious scandals and airs weekly as well. There's sexual harassment, marital infidelity, botox, shameless hypocrisy, Mormons and libertarians.

Thinking About Political Thinking

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

The GOP presidential hopefuls' extreme ideas, none of which stand up to the most cursory examination, make Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan look like liberals, if not "pinkish" socialists.

The Biggest Debate Challenge For Networks

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 01.22.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — Keeping the crowded Republican presidential debates fair, lively and topical can seem like the equivalent of juggling while walking a...

Substance, Not Soundbites, Needed at GOP National Security Debate

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

During last week's debate, four of the GOP candidates promoted "enhanced interrogation tactics," including waterboarding, as necessary for national security. Plain and simple, waterboarding is torture. As such, it is illegal under U.S. and international law.

Jason Linkins

Why Are The GOP Debates Causing Everyone Such Consternation?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

Those who closely follow the 2012 presidential race seem to find the constant stream of GOP debates increasingly intolerable to watch. Former Reag...

The Psychology of Rick Perry's Memory Lapse

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Rick Perry's decision to avoid debates (as he did in 2010) may have contributed to his memory lapse. That experience would have helped to prepare him for debates on the national stage.

Michele Bachmann: Obama Was Wrong To Ban Waterboarding

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is accusing the Obama administration of committing "strategic blunders" that have hampered U.S. eff...

Ron Paul Weighs In On Rick Perry 'Oops' Moment

AP | By JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Ron Paul said he didn't mean to embarrass fellow Texan Rick Perry when Perry forgot, during a debate, one of the three federal ag...

The Most Epic Debate Fails

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Since the first nationally televised debate in 1960 (an event that was enshrined in history for launching John F. Kennedy to stardom), the broadcast e...

Sarah Palin to Rick Perry

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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'Everyone Has Their Oops Moment'

Portsmouth Patch | Marc Fortier, Robert Cook, Carol Robidoux and Carolyn Dube | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Rick Perry's New Hampshire supporters are rallying around their candidate, saying his gaffe in Wednesday night's CNBC debate isn't as big a deal as so...

Questions for the Republican Candidates on the Economy

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

It appears clear that nothing put forth by the Republican candidates seriously addresses the unemployment problem or the huge debt burden borne by home owners, students and credit card debtors.

Jim Lehrer: My Debate Moderating Days Are Over

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.31.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Jim Lehrer says keep the presidential debates coming, just don't ask him to moderate any more. The veteran PBS anchor, now in semi-r...

Perry To Attend At Least 5 More Debates, Campaign Says

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rick Perry plans to participate in at least five more presidential primary debates, his campaign said Saturday, dismissing speculat...

Rick Perry: 'Shoot, I May Get To Be A Good Debater Before This Is All Over' (VIDEO)

Patch.com | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially entered the New Hampshire Primary on Friday, Oct. 28, becoming the last major presidential candidate to jump into the...

Rick Perry: Afraid to Debate?

Alan Schroeder | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

When Rick Perry tossed his ten-gallon hat into the ring, he was telling Americans he has what it takes to withstand the rigors of running for president. If he refuses to debate, Perry will be signaling a different message: that he was never a rodeo cowboy in the first place.

Debate Fans: Let's You and Him Fight!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.21.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Are you willing to listen to a few suggestions for making your terrific show even more terrific, whenever it comes back? Maybe you're already thinking about some of these, or maybe not.

Eight Republican Candidates Everyone Could Enjoy

Tim Young | Posted 12.20.2011 | Comedy
Tim Young

I'm really getting tired of the GOP candidates saying the same things at these debates. Here are eight celebrity Republicans who could make them more entertaining.

GOP Candidate Blasts Rivals, Makes 'Vegas Move' Far From Vegas

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has called his Republican primary strategy of focusing all of his resources on New Hampshire a "Vegas move." Except h...

WATCH: SNL Does Yet Another GOP Debate

Posted 12.16.2011 | Comedy

It seems like until the parade of GOP debates stops, SNL will continue hammering away at the candidates. Presenting yet another GOP debate -- foll...

Telemundo Holding First GOP Debate

AP | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 12.14.2011 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- Spanish-language Telemundo network announced Thursday it will host its first presidential primary debate in December. The Republican primary...

The New Kid On The Debate Block

Posted 12.11.2011 | Media

There's a new kid on the 2012 election block: Bloomberg. Candidates will have to brush up on their economic talking points for Tuesday night's deba...

WATCH: Rick Perry Meets Billy Madison

Posted 11.27.2011 | Comedy

Texas governor Rick Perry has had some trouble articulating himself during the GOP debates, perhaps most notably during one particular attempt to prov...

Other Things Tea Party Crowds Break Into Applause For

Andy McDonald | Posted 11.23.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

The execution of a potentially innocent person, the death of a comatose man without healthcare -- these warm and fuzzy topics are just some of the man...