Category Archives: Debate

Trump, master of ‘whataboutism’

America has a bad case of “whataboutism.” Here’s how it works. Democrats say: President Trump has completely bungled the coronavirus pandemic. Trump answers: What about the way Obama-Biden mishandled the swine flu? Conclusion: The Democrats screwed up the swine flu years ago, making their criticism of Trump’s handling of Covid-19 false. In another case: Former […]

Does the real debate come next?

The meeting between Donald Trump and Joe Biden revealed that age has taken something away from each of them. While they managed to convey a combative image, consistent with the personality of each of them, it also showed some emerging weaknesses. Will the next two presidential debates produce a different conclusion? That’s unlikely because Trump […]