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Mike didn’t get it done at debate

The only thing that can be said about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s first appearance with his fellow Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas last Wednesday night was that Mike did not get it done, as his campaign ads promise he will if he becomes president. He was ...

Hey buddy, I’m not your sweetheart

Dear Annie: Recently, I went to a debate tournament where I gave speeches with other kids on laws that we wrote. When we got back our score sheets with feedback, I found a comment from a judge telling me to smile. I was very upset and angry. I’m a high school girl, and this judge was a dad ...

Debates could be improved

First, a confession: I really like presidential debates. Why, you ask? Because these debates give us voters the chance to watch and evaluate the candidates while they stand shoulder-to-shoulder and have to answer the same questions. Away from their carefully orchestrated campaign events, ...

Celebrate small victories

Dear Annie: My biggest accomplishment in life is my recovery. I’m currently seven years sober, and I have worked very hard to clear my history of self-destruction and rebuild my life into what it is today. I continue to attend recovery meetings and guide other women through the recovery ...

Bloomberg a technocratic threat to GOP

Mike Bloomberg is cool, correct and effective, and all the more worrisome for it. If November were to come down to a Trump-Bloomberg race — despite the former New York City mayor’s woeful debating skills — Americans would get the choice of swapping one president with an ...

Bloomberg fires blanks in Dem debate debut

jules witcover WASHINGTON — For all the millions former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has sunk into television ads, he probably wishes now he would have hired a political strategist to advise him to stay out of that Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas Wednesday night. After ...