October 1 is less than two weeks away. And if you have followed the coverage of Obamacare, then you have heard a lot about that date.
President Obama spoke today at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y.
On innumerable trips to Singapore over the past decade, I always made sure to stop by the Old Tanglin Officers' Mess, the city-state's version of the State Department. There, amid a street of gleaming colonial-style buildings and perfectly trimmed tropical foliage, the best diplomats in Asia--fluent English- speakers with a staggering command of regional politics and sharply tailored suits--would entertain me at the after-work bar.