Monthly Archives: February 2009

Obama, Iraq and the Withdrawal Pledge Revisited

Several of you have emailed to ask me to update to my earlier post regarding Obama’s likely approach to fulfilling his campaign pledge to remove all combat troops from Iraq within 16 months of his election.  As most of you … Continue reading

Bush, Obama and Speechifying: Evaluating the Public’s Response

Do you remember George W. Bush’s 2003 State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, where he said the following?: “Our first goal is clear: We must have an economy that grows fast enough to employ every … Continue reading

Live blogging the speech

We’re watching the NBC feed – where’s Tim Russert when you need him? Note that Jim Bunning is paying particularly close attention to how well Justice Ginsburg navigates her entrance. 9:06  Hillary has made the slowest entrance for a cabinet … Continue reading

We Can’t Handle the Truth!

If you are interested, here’s the link to today’s Vermont Edition discussion with Jane Lindholm of Senator Leahy’s proposal for a Truth Commission. (The link to VPR is here.)  When you get to the VPR webpage, click on the listen … Continue reading

Public Opinion and the Truth Commission

I wanted to comment briefly on a topic that came up during my appearance on VPR’s with Jane Lindholm this afternoon. At some point I referenced Gallup Poll data on Senator Leahy’s proposal to create a “Truth Commission” to investigate … Continue reading