Naive or genius? You be the judge.
On foreign policy, the transcript shows what many missed during the broadcast: he is prone to absurdity and totally out of his depth, with little to guide him but ideology.
Listen to the audio he secretly recorded of police disparaging his mixed-race appearance and threatening to break his arm.
What if candidates sparred in live, text-based exchanges?
Ideological diversity is less present in right-leaning institutions than in their mainstream analogues, especially in media.
He's made it much more likely that future presidents will abuse the powers of the office, which he has recklessly expanded.
Buzz Bissinger, the writer who brought America Friday Night Lights, backs the GOP nominee, which would be fine if his arguments for doing so made more sense.
The GOP nominee traffics in sweeping ideological statements, skimps on specifics, and promises to increase American belligerence.
It isn't in the interest of Republicans or Democrats to talk about government spying, climate change, whistleblowers, or numerous other subjects.
Movement conservatives say that liberals are neurotically obsessed with race. They would know what that's like.
Not the one the U.S. is actually waging. The fact that the strikes can be justified in theory doesn't mean they're just in practice.
A newly expanded take on dealbreakers and their role in democracy
Evasive language, banishment of experts, and the egos too big to admit error are just some of the pathologies common to both conflicts.
Some advocates of backing "the lesser evil" actually prioritize civil liberties and human rights even less than they themselves imagined.
The obsessions of the political press are unhealthy, but the Republican is clearly losing on substance, too.
The most urgent job for reporters covering his campaign: Get him on record about torture, and avoid euphemism while doing it.
The relationship between the executive branch and legislators ought to be hostile.
A moment's reflection is enough to understand why intellectually honest people should shun the loaded metaphor.
He speaks as if he believes that real right-wingers are obligated to shill for Mitt Romney until Election Day.
The case against casting a ballot for the president -- even if you think he's better than Mitt Romney