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October 7, 2008

As was the case with Sarah Palin last week, John McCain did himself some good by not crumbling, by being spirited, and by putting on...

Count me as one of those conservatives who has a big problem with this idea. Most of the mortgages that are causing problems now were...

The one thing McCain really did do tonight for himself is introduce the proposal he should be selling hard for the rest of the campaign...

He needs to do something "big" to shift the focus to his ideas. This is obvious. But anything that smacks of a "big plan"...

Abe, I can agree with you on most of your substantive points, but not on Brokaw. I thought he was a lousy moderator. He kept...

Perhaps it was an effort to be "serious," but instead it was a bore. From Obama's perspective he didn't -- other than insulting his running...

Tonight's debate provided a remarkably crystalline portrait of the two candidates. Barack Obama is a mellifluous caregiver, beautifully reassuring folks that their suspicions and resentments are registering...

It's astonishing how quickly a cliche takes hold everywhere all at once. As I flip around, I have now hear six different people say "McCain...

This was a lousy format for everyone.   Bill Kristol just made the point that a real Townhall, unlike the Brokaw version, might have produced some...

...we've all forgotten that McCain made a substantive proposal at the beginning of the debate about direct federal intervention into the mortgage market....

Despite the clumsy rules, the faux town hall setting, and Brokaw's miserable efforts to raise his profile as moderator, this was, as a pure debate,...

The takeaway from this debate may be that it will prevent Obama from running away with the election; McCain put in a performance strong enough...