With Arpaio pardon, Trump indicates he wants to be the imperial chairperson

( CNN) President Donald Trump loves the imperial presidency. His explosive forgivenes of Sheriff Joe Arpaiowas meant to send a signal to the base about immigration policy but also is proved that he is willing to flex his presidential muscle however he ensure fit. He will pardon people, he will use executive powers — like…

Begala: Democrats are about to fight like crazy

( CNN) In these hyperbolic periods, it’s easy to fall into overstatement. Somehow, the farm-to-table dining predilections of Sarah Huckabee Sanders or the subliminal, sartorial messages of the first lady have become the subject of breathless debate. Cotton-candy disputes swirl for a moment and then disappear. He advised Democrat to cease moping, avoid complacency and…

Disillusioning performances from Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

( CNN) One of the techniques I teach my debate team is to weave current events into our debates as much as possible. But neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton understood that you shouldn’t simply give the same answers as in previous debates. You need to build your debates responsive to what’s happening in the…

Michael Cohen is a screwup as a fixer

( CNN) As a fixer, Michael Cohen is a disaster. And after Trump became chairperson, Cohen maintained using Essential Consultants to do business with clients who tried his advice on financial matters and copes with the Trump administration. Millions of dollars flowed into the firm from companies that believed, for the right price, the President’s…

What happened to Boy Wonder?

( CNN) What happened to Boy wonder during Saturday night’s Republican presidential nominee debate? Marco Rubio absence luster during this last debate and his campaign has got to be worried New Hampshire voters may be rethinking the senator’s preparedness to be commander-in-chief. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie eviscerated him time and time again — about…

Trump’s astounding interview — the blamer in chief

( CNN) The new moniker for President Donald Trump should be the “blamer in chief.” When confronted with challenges and problems, there is nothing the President likes to do more than lash out against someone else. In his interview with the New York Times, President Trump seemed like a leader who is fed up with…

What does an insular US mean for the rest of the world?

( CNN) How would the United States fare without its globe-girdling array of military confederations? For the first time in memory, this is no longer an academic topic. President-elect Donald Trump has questioned why the United States expends so much in these security partnerships when it seemingly receives so little in return. JUST WATCHED China:…