Morning Jolt: The Biggest Issue That Few Presidential Candidates Want to Talk About

On the menu today: There is another Trumpless Republican presidential debate tonight, and you're forgiven if you're less than trembling with excitement and anticipation. The program begins at 9 p.m. Eastern, airing on Fox News Channel and Fox Business, as well as a Spanish-language feed airing on Univision.

I think the world of moderator Dana Perino, and I suspect the questions from her and Stuart Varney and Univision anchor Ilia Calderón will be good and thought-provoking. I don't know if there will be one or more questions about the debt, deficit, spending, and entitlements; many Republicans have chosen to stop worrying or even thinking about those issues. If the national debt does come up, I fully expect someone on that stage to demagogue the issue and pledge to balance the budget by cutting foreign aid. (Opinion polls consistently report that Americans believe foreign aid is in the range of 25 percent of the federal budget; in reality, it is less than 1 percent.) What follows are key ...

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The Biggest Issue That Few Presidential Candidates Want to Talk About

On the menu today: There is another Trumpless Republican presidential debate tonight, and you're forgiven if you're less than trembling with excitement and anticipation. The program begins at 9 p.m. Eastern, airing on Fox News Channel and Fox Business, as well as a Spanish-language feed airing on Univision.

I think the world of moderator Dana Perino, and I suspect the questions from her and Stuart Varney and Univision anchor Ilia Calderón will be good and thought-provoking. I don't know if there will be one or more questions about the debt, deficit, spending, and entitlements; many Republicans have chosen to stop worrying or even thinking about those issues. If the national debt does come up, I fully expect someone on that stage to demagogue the issue and pledge to balance the budget by cutting foreign aid. (Opinion polls consistently report that Americans believe foreign aid is in the range of 25 percent of the federal budget; in reality, it is less than 1 percent.) What follows are key ...   READ MORE

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