American Debate Archive: January, 2010

A SOTU speech trilogy

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State of the Union theater, in three acts: Barack Obama's conservative critics were predictably steamed on Wednesday night, when the president... Read more

A few hundred words

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President Obama's State of the Union speech was studded with newsy passages - shout-outs for nuclear power (when was the last time a Democrat... Read more

State of the Union live chat

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State of the Union with Dick Polman Read more

State of dysfunction

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So here we go again. The airwaves and dead trees and blogs are replete with partisan and punditized advice about What Obama Should Do.... Read more

The tainted banker

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As the latest manifestation of Democratic woe, most commentators are citing Beau Biden's Monday decision to forego a bid for the Senate... Read more

What happens now?

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My Sunday print column, updated and expanded: To really appreciate how far the political pendulum has swung, let’s check in with... Read more

Nary a peep of protest

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Remember how conservatives always complain about "unelected judges" who "legislate from the bench" and "make the... Read more

The latest from America's cad

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Put your hands together for John Edwards. At a moment when so many of us are embroiled in a Deep Think about the impact of the Massachusetts... Read more