Posted on September 17, 2015
There were moments when the GOP debate Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Southern California lived up to its billing as a political wrestling cage match that was only missing chairs that could be thrown among the contestants.
In the Early Card round, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham clearly outdid his competition and he may live to see another debate. Graham was forceful on the subjects of military action in the Middle East and the recent regional fallout that has sent tens of thousands of Syrian refugees running for their lives around the world.
Graham was also funny and folksy as he described his modest upbringing, yet stone cold serious about the need for more leadership and even U.S. boots on the ground to thwart ISIS. His co-debaters — former New York Gov. George Pataki, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum — should be thinking about their 2016 exit strategies.
Posted on September 16, 2015
The days following the GOP presidential debate tonight at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., would be a great time for candidates without much traction to take the hint and hang it up.
Posted by Robert Ehlert on February 16, 2015
This is shaping up to be an interesting week.
Posted by Robert Ehlert on November 24, 2014
Nobody is guilty of anything tonight in Ferguson, Mo., but the spectacle unfolding on cable TV news in Middle America is anything but innocent.
Posted on October 21, 2014
Editorial cartoonists are doing their jobs but is Ebola, or criticism of the CDC, too controversial a topic?
Posted by Robert Ehlert on September 25, 2014
Whether you like or loathe U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, you have to admit that he is fearless in voicing and executing his convictions from his position as the nation's top cop.