American Debate Archive: October, 2009

Friday frights

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Happy Halloween eve, on so many fronts: Perhaps the House Democrats have merely been masquerading as paragons of integrity. Nancy Pelosi... Read more

"I have lost confidence"

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It's one thing to hear a liberal politician or commentator make the case for a reduced American military footprint in Afghanistan; one... Read more

The Carlo Rizzi of the Democratic party

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There's something about Joe Lieberman that always prompts me to conjure The Godfather. Perhaps because he is so clearly the Carlo Rizzi... Read more

Progress in the span of a lifetime

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The temptation today is to focus on Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid's Monday decision to endorse a government-run health insurance... Read more

Purity versus diversity

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On paper, the 23rd congressional district in upstate New York, way up near the Canadian border, is solid Republican territory - so solid... Read more

The long slow road toward Kumbaya

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Forty one days ago, The New York Times declared that the congressional Democratic push for a government-run health insurance option was... Read more

Until tomorrow

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We interrupt our regular programming to bring you this special bulletin: The Friday piece will be posted on Saturday morning. Hope to... Read more

Obama's foolish war of choice

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In conversations this week, people have repeatedly asked me two questions: 1. How 'bout dem Phillies, huh? 2. Is Obama doing a smart... Read more