Wow, one week! Where did it go? (Oh yeah, I was coding ... :)
This week was "the week after" ... the great Republican debate. Consensus seems to be that the "winners" were Cruz, Fiorina*, and Carson, Trump held serve, and everyone else lost. Looks like we're going to have to come to grips with Donald Trump, we can't just say "he's an idiot" and ignore him. I'm not surprised by Ted Cruz, of the professionals, he's the most professional, and of the conservatives, he's the most conservative. Ben Carson is an impressive guy, but I can't really see him as President. Fiorina I've written about; she's interesting, and might very well end up as the Republican VP candidate.
I'm pretty surprised, as is [conservative log] Powerline, that Trump easily survived his strange comments about Megyn Kelly. I think it shows his strength. Scott "Dilbert" Adams says he is a Clown Genius: "As far as I can tell, Trump's 'crazy talk' is always in the correct direction for a skilled persuader. When Trump sets an 'anchor' in your mind, it is never random. And it seems to work every time."
BTW Clinton's proposal for college socialism is astonishingly bad; yeah, let's make college even more expensive*. Government-subsidized loans are already the biggest reason college is expensive (exactly like government subsidized housing loans have made real estate so expensive), and this would only make things worse. Why are basic economics so difficult for so many people to understand? Hint: they can't handle the truth :)
The laws of economics haven't been repealed: Latest Seattle employment numbers. "The loss of 1,000 restaurant jobs in May following the minimum wage increase in April was the largest one month job decline since January 2009." There's no such thing as a free lunch.