No matter where each of us stands on the key issues of the day, it is time for all of us to widen the debate on freedom in America. We need to move from a focus on negative freedoms to a focus on positive ones. We need to distinguish sharply between liberty and license.
Rather than rolling over to the privatizing of public discourse, the FCC should muster some guts and insist that networks, broadcast and cable, take turns broadcasting presidential debates in real time, commercial-free, to the entire nation.
Lone Star State? Not after tonight's CNN debate in Austin, which ended politely in a draw — with almost two weeks to go. That's two weeks of Obama's momentum to take hold, and that's a problem for Hillary Clinton.