Photo credit: @julesdwit.
A not-for-profit media organization supported by people like you.
Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, discusses the highlights from last night's GOP debate in Arizona ahead of the Michigan primary.
Wait.... Did you say there were FOUR candidates debating? I could almost swear only 3 were referred to in the segment.
Has Fox hosted/moderated any of the GOP debates? If not, it would be fascinating to see how different it would be. In all the GOP debates so far, the real "bad guy," in the eyes of everyone there, is the media. Never is an opportunity missed to insult "the elite media." So dumb. So, let's bite---Fox can moderate.
...gotta luvs that Dan Savage.
dboyi didn't know thats what santoum means. thats SO funny! and fitting
So far, all I've learned from Survivor GOP 2012 (aka the 20 GOP debates) is that the GOP base puts how they FEEL way above facts or honesty. In other words, nothing new. They claim to be anti-Keynesian or post-Keynesian but their economic thinking is more pre-Smith. They all engage in 'sic hoc ergo propter hoc' or more particularly, 'after Obama was elected, therefore because Obama was elected...' which any english teacher will tell you is a fallacy.
I know one thing...It is far more likely that we can spend our way back to prosperity than we can cut our way back to prosperity. A surplus - if we live long enough to achieve it again - shouldn't be squandered in the way the Bushies did. Let us all not be so greedy next time.
The only cure for having borrowed more than you can easily pay back is to grow the economy so that the borrowed amount doesn't seem that large any more...We did it after the Civil War, the Great Depression and the stagflastion of the late 70's. Can we do it again? Not without increased buying power in the middle tiers which means higher incomes for the middle and bottom. The rigged system of taxes and income distribution that we have now in place is what is blocking the recovery.
Andrea -- PLEASE stop quoting PolitiFact, which has zero credibility.
The republican debates are so asinine, I don't know how they can get behind either of those clowns...they have all said that each other is not worthy! Interesting.
Ok, so why didn't Romney advocate for the major banks to into "bankruptcy"?
I'm sure this primary will season and strengthen Romney (who will likely win). But unlike the 2008 Democratic primary, which this Republican primary is often compared, Obama-Clinton did not have to contend with an incumbent lying in wait, as Romney (or another nominee) must face. Much more difficult for the Repubs as compared to Dems 4 years ago.
GOP always wants a big spending government. It’s good for big business and the “free market”
Has anyone Googled "santoum"?
Ugh, dump these Keystone cops.
Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana!!!!
Rebuilding one of the lowest ranked states.....and no history as a pandering community agitator like our president.
Email addresses are required but never displayed.
Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
Subscribe on iTunes
Brian Lehrer Weekend: Losing Faith, First-Gen College Students & NYC Pizza
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio
stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR, PRI and American Public Media, as well as a wide range of award-winning local
programming. WNYC is a division of
New York Public Radio.