American Debate Archive: September, 2009

Forget those cars and guns

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It was a small episode in yesterday's Senate Finance Committee debate on health care. Nevertheless, it's worth a moment of scrutiny, because... Read more

Thinking outside the box

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As President Obama decides whether to sign off on Gen. Stanley McChrystal's request for a massive troop hike in Afghanistan - the president... Read more

The pull of the past

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Ponder this: When voters size up a candidate, should they basically ignore the person's early beliefs and behavior - or should voters view... Read more

Gadhafi and other riffs

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TGIF quickies: Put your hands together for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who earlier this week at the U.N. delivered a stellar imitation... Read more

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't

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As I've noted twice here recently, President Obama's biggest political challenge is not health care reform. It is Afghanistan. And now... Read more

The passionless party of no

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Given all the obstructionist complaints and ideological catechisms uttered yesterday by Senate Finance Committee Republicans on the timely... Read more

Ticket to ride

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Put yourself in Barack Obama's shoes. What a relief it must have been yesterday to sit with David Letterman, in front of some fawning New... Read more

Czar wars

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My Sunday print column, updated and expanded: The latest fit of conservative paranoia is that Barack Obama, the alien in our midst, seeks... Read more