American Debate Archive: February, 2009

Operation Alienation

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Republicans clearly are not satisfied. Despite the fact that they have been driven from power and condemned to suffer the indignities of... Read more

"This longstanding injustice"

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At the risk of lulling you to sleep, I wish to point out that Congress finally seems poised to correct a grave injustice long inflicted on... Read more

Owning the tone, and other highlights

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Some tangentially connected observations about President Obama's address to Congress: The politics of the audacity of hope. Obama was... Read more

Bunning and Belushi

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On the original Saturday Night Live, John Belushi used to play a slobbering character called The Thing That Wouldn't Leave, so named because... Read more

Head counts and head cases

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My Sunday print column, revised and expanded: After two successive electoral thrashings, after being told by the voters in 2006 and 2008... Read more

Unfair sexual intimations

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A noteworthy item appears today on page four of The New York Times: "An article published on February 21, 2008, about Senator John... Read more

Show them the money!

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Surely we can all assume that no self-respecting Republicans will dare take a dime of Barack Obama’s welfare socialist stimulus money... Read more

The tax-cut president

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Now that President Obama has signed the economic stimulus package, let us highlight an interesting fact that has been largely underplayed in... Read more