American Debate Archive: March, 2009

The win and the spin

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Fifteen days ago, I foreshadowed the symbolic importance of the special congressional election that is being staged today in upstate New... Read more

Chants on the left

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Well, that certainly didn't take long: "Hey Obama, yes we can / Troops out of Afghanistan!" Antiwar protestors marched in Washington... Read more

A vacuum at the helm

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As a public service to those of you who favor a healthy two-party system, let's check in on the Republicans and determine whether they have... Read more

Uncle Sam the newspaperman

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Next Wednesday, the corporate chain that publishes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Austin American-Statesman, and 15 other newspapers... Read more

Tension on the ocean liner

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During his press conference last night, President Obama essentially told the nation: Have patience. Bear with me. Governing is hard. Or... Read more

The full plate special

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When President Obama faces the press corps this evening, in his second prime-time news conference, he undoubtedly will be asked to address... Read more

The bogeymen du jour

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My Sunday print column, tweaked and expanded: I can’t fathom the new Republican hue and cry about how Barack Obama is supposedly... Read more

A whole 'nother level of cool

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It's a fair bet that Jay Leno has not seen the last of Barack Obama. The TV couch is the perfect perch for a skilled presidential communicator... Read more