American Debate Archive: October, 2008

Two from the mailbag

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Granted, there’s a fairly important national election next Tuesday. However, there is also a fairly important civic parade in Philadelphia... Read more

Amber waves and other tasks

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The very first image in Barack Obama’s 30-minute infomercial was, quite literally, amber waves of grain. The second image was the... Read more

Fox News versus Joe the Plumber

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It's a busy day, so brevity is a must. Let's just check in on the latest news about Joe the Plumber, who is coming to epitomize the dearth... Read more

A reality check for giddy Obama fans

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Democrats no doubt are tempted to feel giddy about the impending election, given the fact that each day seems better than last. Consider what's... Read more

The circular firing squad

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To borrow a common senatorial phrase, I have reviewed my Sunday print column and decided to revise and extend my remarks: When conservatism... Read more

Out of sync with their own smears

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I’m traveling today, with scant time to ruminate at length in the usual way. But what I saw last night, on my hotel room television... Read more

Road kill in suburbia

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In one of those spasms of self-delusion that typically afflicts a desperate campaign, the John McCain strategy team has apparently convinced... Read more

How to rig an election

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A guy named James Tobin was indicted by a federal grand jury the other day on two counts of lying to the FBI. You will soon see why this... Read more