Politics & Policy

State of the Oration

So how was the president on Tuesday night? Most observers forget, but the State of the Union address is typically the best speech President Bush gives in any year. The ...
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Oscar Grades

Oscar time means a speech night that rivals political convention keynotes, Inaugural speeches, and presidential State of the Union addresses. So how did the 2006 Oscar winners do? I rated the ...
Politics & Policy

No Smirk!

So how did President Bush do in his State of the Union Address? At the risk of being institutionalized against my will, I make the following assessment of this speech: ...
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How Did Bush Do?

Message Bush laid out bold themes for his second term, including ending tyranny around the world, creating peace in the Middle East, and reforming Social Security. Whether you like these ...
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Performance Marks

So how did Bush do? Message: Bush struck a lofty and conciliatory message. He was in favor of freedom and against tyranny. He seemed to be addressing the international community as ...
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Winning & Communicating

Vice President Dick Cheney accomplished his main goals for the one vice-presidential debate of this election. He mounted a vigorous defense of the Bush administration’s policy on Iraq and he ...