Debate Grades: Donald Trump Flip-Flops and Flounders, But Will It Matter?

Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich
Thursday night’s contentious, explosive, and altogether humiliating crapshow of a debate may not have any impact on the Republican nomination race. Donald Trump has a significant delegate lead; Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) trails him heavily in Florida; Ohio Governor John Kasich has precisely one state in which he matters; and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has to wait for a consolidated field beyond Super Tuesday in order to compete with Trump nationwide.
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Mr. Pope, Tear Down This Wall

A Vatican flag flutters near Jaffa Gate in the old city of Jerusalem on May 7, 2009 ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the Holy Land. Pope Benedict XVI heads to the Middle East as a "pilgrim of peace" between Israelis and Palestinians, but the trip is already overshadowed by tense relations between Jews and Catholics. The pope begins his visit to Jordan on May 8 before traveling to Israel and the Palestinian territories on May 11. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Pope obviously has his priorities well in order: he says he can’t judge homosexuals who consider themselves Catholic, but he’s happy to judge anyone in favor of border control. He’ll rip capitalism – the very economic system acting as a magnet from the Marxist countries of Latin America – and jabber about global warming, but say little to nothing about the Christians and Jews being slaughtered in the Middle East by Muslims.
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