According to a press freedom group, during the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, which began in December 2012, at least 42 journalists have been murdered.
The two presidential candidates of France, the socio-liberal Emmanuel Macron and the far right Marine Le Pen, held a brutal televised debate on Wednesday evening, three days before the presidential runoff elections on May 7.
Believe me when I tell you that I feel no glee in contemplating the extinction of the Republican party. Still, given the current GOP's inability (unwillingness?) to shield itself from Donald Trump's meteor of destructive demagoguery, all the elements have been set in place for a dramatic crash and burn.
The question landed with a thud, jarring in its bald bigotry: As President, would you order spying on mosques? The second-tier Republican presidential candidates scrambled to answer. The incident illuminates an under-discussed aspect of presidential debates: The power of debate moderators to set the terms of discussion.
“Donald Trump is the presidential candidate version of the hot dog-crust pizza. You don’t want it, you never ordered it, you can’t believe someone came up with it. But now it’s all you want to eat,” said The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, who seems to be the single happiest person with regard to Trump’s candidacy.