American Debate Archive: April, 2008

Obama and a test of leadership

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With respect to his former pastor, Barack Obama decided yesterday that it was no longer enough to merely reject and denounce. It had become... Read more

The honorary Republican mole

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While watching the Rev. Jeremiah Wright hold forth yesterday at the National Press Club, I began to entertain the notion that perhaps the... Read more

Electability and the race factor

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This is a very sensitive issue, but it needs to be discussed. When the unpledged Democratic superdelegates finally look hard at the electability... Read more

The "maverick's" elitism in action

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I've spent the past few days monitoring the "maverick" - after all, the presumptive Republican nominee deserves some equal time... Read more

The "maverick" shoots his own foot

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Career Washington politicians such as John McCain sometimes violate the high standards they have supposedly established for themselves. For... Read more

The "maverick" and the art of tut-tut politics

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Having already logged nearly 27 years as a Washington politician, John McCain is clearly a master of the game. When it comes time to dish... Read more

"A little rough in the sandbox"

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If we all weren't so focused on the slow-motion Democratic death march, we would have already spent some time this week talking about "McNasty"... Read more

Take these candidates, please!

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Six weeks of bowling and Bittergate and Pastorgate and nonexistent Bosnian snipers....and for what? The Pennsylvania results have essentially... Read more