I confess that I didn’t watch the Republican debate. I went to dinner with my brother who lives in Florida instead (I am visiting for the weekend).  I am not sure I would have watched anyway, because I find their views on everything outlandish and toxic.


But I searched for a news report to see if there was anything new. Indeed there was. I read several news stories, then came upon this astute summary of Trump’s disastrous showing.


Rubio and Cruz went on the offensive and showed Trump for the empty suit that he is. They are not empty suits. All their policy ideas are frightening and would roll back the New Deal and every other legislation that ameliorates the lives of Americans who are not rich. Rubio’s “new American century” sounds like the 19th century.