Donald Trump Is a Conservative Media Creation [www.slate.com] Donald Trump has spent most of his campaign indulging and encouraging nativism and anti-immigrant sentiment. On Saturday, Trump spoke to thousands at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama. 11, 2001. No!
George W. Bush Needs to Speak to His Party [www.slate.com] Six days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, then-President George W. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. Texas Sen. Florida Sen.
Donald Trump Is Actually a Moderate Republican [www.slate.com] When it’s time to vote, Republicans usually choose an “establishment” candidate to lead their party: George H.W. Bush in 1988, Bob Dole in 1996, George W. These candidates fit a profile. But he isn’t.
Yes, Republicans Are Being Cowardly in Rejecting Syrian Refugees [www.slate.com] Right now, the loudest voices in American politics don’t want Syrian refugees to come to America’s shores. “We have no idea who they’re letting into our country, and our country has enough p…
When People Flee to America’s Shores [www.slate.com] On Monday, at the same time that Republican lawmakers and leaders urged the country to close its doors to Syrian refugees, President Obama called for compassion. Former Arkansas Gov. Ted Cruz, Gov.
Preaching to the Choir [www.slate.com] GREENVILLE, South Carolina—The last Republican presidential candidate to visit Bob Jones University was George W. Bush. It was a fiasco. But the damage was done. In fact, two Republicans visited.
Why the Paris Attacks Will Only Boost Donald Trump [www.slate.com] Donald Trump has an answer for Americans scared of a possible terrorist threat from ISIS and frightened by the attacks in Paris: shut down mosques. “I would hate to do it, but it’s something you’re g…
Hillary’s Greatest Weakness [www.slate.com] Everyone indulges it, but at this stage of the game, who won? and who lost? are the least interesting questions of the presidential debates. More useful is what did you learn? Disclosure:
“How Stupid Are the People of Iowa?” [www.slate.com] Donald Trump isn’t running for president to make friends, and on Thursday, he made that crystal clear. They can’t stop you. Pathological? But each time, Trump doesn’t just endure, he excels.
The “I Don’t Like Philosophy or Welding” Edition [www.slate.com] To listen to the discussion, use the player below: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook. Join Slate Plus! Who won? Sens.
The A-Word [www.slate.com] On Tuesday, at the Republican presidential debate, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took his first steps toward hitting his chief “establishment” rival, Florida Sen. That bill—crafted by Sens.
The GOP’s Amateur Hour [www.slate.com] There are a few things we can get out of the way about Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate. First, after months of decline, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul had his first great night, challenging Sen.
Ben Carson Doesn’t Like to Be Questioned [www.slate.com] Ben Carson believes he’s getting a raw deal. “I have always said that I expect to be vetted. It’s easy to understand his frustration. Was he really rewarded for honesty as a student at Yale?
The Mizzou Football Team May Be Just the Beginning [www.slate.com] On Saturday, black players on the University of Missouri’s football team released a message to the school’s administration. “The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly be…
The Insurgent [www.slate.com] Ted Cruz could be president. This sounds like a gag, or at least, the lead to a truism: Anyone could be president, if they run. But it’s serious. Texas Sen. Carly Fiorina, Gov. John Kasich, Sen.
Ben Carson’s West Point Fib Won’t Hurt Him [www.slate.com] In his acclaimed autobiography, Gifted Hands, Ben Carson says he had an offer and scholarship from the West Point military academy as a teenager, which he declined in favor of Yale University. “I was…
Republicans Are Destroying Their Chances With Latino Voters [www.slate.com] With its deference toward Donald Trump and opposition to immigration reform, the Republican Party has failed to prioritize Latino voters. Or at least they did. And it’s not just the debates.
Why the GOP Won’t Like Any Honest Debate Moderators [www.slate.com] There were real problems with the Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colorado, hosted by CNBC. Yes, the moderators typically asked sharp, policy-focused questions. Marco Rubio and Gov.
Jeb Died on That Stage [www.slate.com] Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate was critical for Jeb Bush. Marco Rubio, and emerge as a front-runner for the GOP nomination. In other words, it was do or die. And Bush died. But he didn’t.