Friday Talking Points [377] -- Toss Of A Coin

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Appropriately, for the week which will also contain the Super Bowl, the first state to weigh in on the presidential election was decided (for Democrats) by a . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [377] — Toss Of A Coin

Friday Talking Points [376] -- One No Trump

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That headline is a joke only bridge players will get, so our apologies to everyone else. It refers, of course, to last night’s Republican presidential debate, which Donald . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [376] — One No Trump

Friday Talking Points [375] -- Conservatives Are Revolting!

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Honestly, how often is it that you get to write such a great headline? In a week that also included a Sarah Palin speech that dominated the news . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [375] — Conservatives Are Revolting!

Friday Talking Points [374] -- The Knives Come Out

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In every 1950s “gang rumble” genre film, there comes a point where the fighting gets more serious. This is, literally, where the knives come out. I begin . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [374] — The Knives Come Out

Friday Talking Points [373] -- Underpants Gnomes Will Defeat Trump!

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That sub-headline may take the prize for the most bizarre we’ve ever offered up, although it’d have to beat the current champion — which is, of . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [373] — Underpants Gnomes Will Defeat Trump!

My 2015

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Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column!

[Part 1 of this column ran last week, just in case you missed it.]

Before we begin with this week’s awards, . . . → Read More: My 2015 “McLaughlin Awards” [Part 2]

My 2015

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Welcome to our year-end awards columns!

As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular “Friday Talking Points” column, in order to bring you our “best and worst of . . . → Read More: My 2015 “McLaughlin Awards” [Part 1]

Friday Talking Points [372] -- Not Funny Anymore

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Hillary Clinton is right. Last night, on Seth Meyers’s late-night show, Clinton had this to say about Donald Trump’s candidacy: “I no longer think he is funny.” . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [372] — Not Funny Anymore

Friday Talking Points [371] -- GOP Begins To Freak Out Over Trump

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We took last week off for the holidays, so we’ve got a lot of ground to cover today. Sadly, this included two terrorist attacks . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [371] — GOP Begins To Freak Out Over Trump

Friday Talking Points [370] -- A Knee-Jerk Week

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It’s been a knee-jerk week in politics, and with the news of another terrorist attack (this one in Mali), the forecast is for more knees to be jerking . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [370] — A Knee-Jerk Week