American Debate Archive: August, 2008

Palin and the politics of symbolism

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This is an expanded and revised version of a Sunday print column that ran this morning. I'll be off duty tomorrow, for the holiday. Back... Read more

Sarah Palin, the new household name

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Regarding John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, here's what I wrote five weeks ago, when I put her on a list... Read more

Obama and the hanging lantern

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DENVER - We all know about Barack Obama’s strengths as a candidate, notably his eloquence in stadium settings, and his gift for stirring... Read more

Waiting on McCain

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DENVER - Here at Invesco Field, awaiting the Obama acceptance speech, there's plenty of buzz about John McCain's impending vice-presidential... Read more

Biden and the BANGO strategy

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When Joe Biden was an undersized kid in Pennsylvania coal country, he relished a good scrap. Granted, the Democrats this week are talking... Read more

Bill hits the sweet spot

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Well, there goes the Republican talking point about Democratic "disunity." When Bill Clinton is on, there is still nobody (except... Read more

Hillary's generic call to arms

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DENVER - Many of my press colleagues seem to believe that Hillary Clinton last night delivered a "full-throated endorsement" of... Read more

A noun, a verb, and POW

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DENVER - Democrats are trying to have some fun at John McCain's expense by passing out oversized buttons emblazoned with the slogan, "Ask... Read more