American Debate Archive: June, 2008

Wes Clark and the risks of hardball

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Did Wesley Clark really say what I thought he said? Did the retired four-star general and ex-NATO commander, in his role as Barack Obama... Read more

Gun politics and McCain's rhetorical fusillade

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From dawn's early light to evening twilight, John McCain and his surrogates launched a series of rhetorical fusillades yesterday, celebrating... Read more

Live from Utah, the passion gap

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This is just a wild guess, but I'm betting that you haven't been paying much attention to what happened the other night in Utah. Probably... Read more

The ultimate compliment

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Karl Rove - the architect of George W. Bush's rise and fall, the uber-strategist who until recently was envisioning a permanent Republican... Read more

What about Bob?

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Let us stipulate that it's impossible in June to prognosticate about an election in November. We can't know what is yet to happen, what unforeseen... Read more

Obama's Clintonian calculations

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Barack Obama's decision to support a sweeping expansion of the government's surveillance capabilities - in defiance of his liberal Democratic... Read more

Fox outfoxes itself

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It's worth remembering that presidential polls conducted far in advance of the November election are generally meaningless. Two examples... Read more

McCain's empty suit surrogate

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I'm not quite sure which is more hilarious: the Dana Carvey standup comedy special currently on HBO, or the McCain campaign's resurrection... Read more