Friday, February 12, 2016

Was there a clear-cut winner in the first presidential debate?

Was there a clear-cut winner in the first presidential debate?
Yes, Mitt Romney came across as more aggressive and focused
No, need more info on Romney's vague proposals and evidence President Obama can win bipartisan deals
Yes, President Obama was more thoughtful and specific about his agenda
No, need to see the other debates before deciding
Elsewhere on the site:
Romney found his stroke in debate

Letters to the Editor
ISSUE | BLIZZARD OF 2016 Turnpike should have been closed Behind the chaos of 500 motorists stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 24 hours in last month's blizzard is a fundamental question: Why did otherwise intelligent people put their lives at risk ("On turnpike, a blizzard of questions," Sunday)? Why did universities and businesses send their students and employees into the dangerous storm? And why did the Turnpike Commission not close the highway?
UNTIL THREE years ago, my wife and I were like a lot of immigrants: Drawn to the U.S. by jobs better than what we could find at home, we saw ourselves as outsiders - temporary resident aliens, as the government called us. Even living in Washington, I followed U.S. politics with detachment, the way you'd watch a football game between two schools in states you've never been to. When our friends back home in Canada asked if we planned to stay, we'd shrug and joke about the weather being better.