Lefties

Is Barack Obama a Socialist? A Debate with the Left.

The New Republic’s Jon Chait and I debate Jonah Goldberg’s question: “what kind of socialist is Barack Obama?” (Interview here.) Jon tells me that Obama is not a socialist, and that attempts to define him as so are simply efforts to paint him some kind of extremist we’ve never seen before. Chait thinks conservatives aren’t […]

Lefties, Politics

Is Racial Profiling Ever Appropriate?

The Nation’s Dave Zirin says that the Arizona illegal immigration law will lead to racial profiling. And, he says, racial profiling is never appropriate. I debate him on that point. Should we not – at airport security – consider that the vast majority of terrorists are 20-something year-old men of Middle Eastern descent, and screen […]

Immigration, Lefties, Race