At long last, a debate with fireworks
Again, Sen. Barack Obama sported an American-flag lapel pin.
And again, Sen. John McCain did not.
And that was how it went at Hofstra.
There was a studied feel, at this late hour, for the charges that might draw blood and defenses that might stanch it.
Context and timing counted for lots, accuracy for much less. By now both contenders know from intensive polling and study...