The incumbent in the room: the real challenge facing the democrats

The first debate between prospective Democratic candidates for President took place last Tuesday, and much space has been devoted to post-debate analysis of the candidates themselves: who made the strongest points, who had the best lines, who won, who lost. But, a more interesting side to the whole affair comes from taking a wider view. Witness the following statements made by the candidates during the debate, and see if you

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#IStandWithAhmed, But It’s Complicated

If you haven’t met Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth-grader from Irving, Texas, he is by all accounts a good kid. He’s an engineering whiz who spends much of his time holed up in his room playing with circuitry and power supplies, and knows more about electronics than you do. He also happens to be Muslim and of Middle Eastern descent. He was arrested recently for building a digital clock that looked

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