Politics & Policy

Steady, Now …

I’m certainly not the first guy to use a sports metaphor in politics, and no doubt many of you are praying fervently that I will be the last. But hey, ...

Re: Three Debates

Kathryn, your lips to God’s ears . . . but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Nothing tonight on abortion, on corruption, on “associates.” I agree with Ramesh that selection bias ...

Iran vs. Israel

McCain: Of course we would come to their aid without waiting for the UN. Obama: We would use “all our tools” and “sanctions” and “cost-benefit analysis.” So let me get this ...

War with Pakistan!

Awesome judgement there, Future Commander in Chief! Announcing that he would start a war with a nuclear power, in order to get one man, is madness. And McCain’s answer is ...

Bias

We’re more than halfway through this thing, and it’s been all economy. If Brokaw is selecting these questions, every minute we talk about the economy and healthcare is simply handing ...

Talk to the Questioner

Obama understands the need to go to the questioner, face them, and address most of the answer to them. McCain is bouncing around the room, and to me that makes ...

No Denial

The first thing we learned in high school debate is to point out when our opponent dodges a question. Obama didn’t deny that he took the Fannie/Freddie money, nor did ...
Politics & Policy

Cowboys and Secret Agents

Last week I administered — and received — an education in international relations. I spent several hours with a pro-American European, a person fighting Islamic extremism throughout Europe and across ...

Take Away

Here’s a few parting thoughts… First, that Joe Biden is a charming son of a gun when he wants to be. And when he is on his home ground — ...