American Debate Archive: May, 2009

Newt and Nancy, imperfect bogeypeople

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Every political party needs a bogeyman (or bogeywoman). It's not yet clear whether the Senate Republicans will tap Sonia Sotomayor as their... Read more

In the end, she ascends

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I'm sticking with the Sonia Sotomayor story for the rest of the week, in case anyone wants to tune out now. As with all Supreme Court nominations... Read more

Good will hunting

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Notwithstanding Sonia Sotomayor's professional qualifications for the U.S. Supreme Court - crime prosecutor, corporate litigator, federal... Read more

Saying no to Sonia?

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Back on May 5, in this space, I wrote: "It's hard to imagine that the Senate Republicans would try to filibuster any female nominee... Read more

Light the grill

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And you're here because...why? The holiday continues. See you on the flip side. Read more

Obama versus the bed-wetters

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Regarding President Obama's national security speech yesterday, I was particularly struck by the shots he took at the bed-wetters in his... Read more

Be very scared

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"Prison Break, The Next Generation" Story treatment for a new TV pilot Written by the Republican party In order to best communicate... Read more

Gun-shy Democrats

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My Sunday print column, expanded and updated with yesterday's developments: Roughly five dozen Americans have died in mass shootings since... Read more