10 Hot Takes on the First Democratic Debate Night

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Ten hot takes on the first night of the first Democratic debate: 1) Warren dominated the first half of the debate. She had a clear...

No Big Winners, No Big Surprises

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My take on tonight's 10, in roughly descending order of performance: 1 - Elizabeth Warren -- met the high expectations of tonight's front runner. Great on gun control,...

The Debate Of No Trump, No Biden

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Nobody really disqualified themselves, though no one really stepped up to dominate. Inslee had a great first answer on climate change, painting his state...

A Tough Two Hours…..

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At least for moderators - how to get meaningful discussion in one minute and 30 second bursts with 10 different candidates often interrupting each...

Round 1: Who Won? Who’s Done?

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An unscientific poll of the foursome that watched the first round of the Democrat’s “Debates” where I was revealed substantial agreement.The winner? Cory Booker....

Let’s Be Practical

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He's unfortunately going nowhere and the Thursday night moderators half the time wouldn't let him talk, but I think John Delaney made a lot...

The Ninja Warriors Debate

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TV entertainment now deeply undergirds the forms of our political discourse.  In the year 2016 we had the framing power of The Apprentice.  NBC’s answer in...

Debate: battlers versus bridgers

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Sen. Cory Booker was the real pro in the first debate, a man born to aspire to the presidency. He put slower-tongued politicians like...