Conventional Wisdom 2009
Diehard climate-change deniers, death-panel hypesters, seething teabaggers, gun-toting town-hall screamers--what a year. Is this the same country that elected Barack Obama with a strong majority? Here's to a more civil decade.
Takes on wrecked economy, two wars, health care.
Think again: His reward: more popular in Europe than in U.S.
Notorious windbag has earned gravitas.
Think again: P.S.: Looks like hair plugs paidoff after all.
Old CW: Her husband willget in the way.
Think again: New CW: Bestsec. of state since George Marshall.
Bailing out Wall St. pals prevented a global collapse.
Think again: Now needs to get tough and block those bonuses.
Has BO's Afghan war policy in his grubby hands.
Think again: How do we find friends like these?
Making White House the "people's house."
Think again: Watch out for East Wing overreachers.
Life story trumps "wise Latina" remark.
Think again: Supremes gain first Hispanic justice. !Ole!
Flip-flopping, quitter gov has bestselling book.
Think again: Is she running for prez or Oprah's seat?
Rottweiler in Winter accuses Obama of treason.
Think again: Didn't he call attacking wartime prez unpatriotic?
Gains respect by (mostly) staying out of the picture.
Think again: Pic with Kim Jong Il in North Korea is instant classic.
Captain of the Senate makes his final voyage.
Think again: For the have-nots, he was greatest brother of …
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