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Entries by Reese Schonfeld from 08/2008

A "Surge" by Any Other Name Would be a Reinforcement

| Posted 08.13.2008 | Politics

To "name" an issue is to frame the issue, and ultimately to own it. That's why Barack Obama is having such a hard time answering questions about our recent successes in Iraq.

Boast Boldly & Tote a Tiny Twig

| Posted 08.14.2008 | Politics

Teddy Roosevelt advised "Speak softly, and carry a big stick," but unfortunately: George Bush, "you're no Teddy Roosevelt." In your case it's "Boast boldly while toting a tiny twig."

Why Should Anyone Vote for Either of These Two Guys?

| Posted 08.19.2008 | Politics

Our choice this year seems to be between the over-ripe and the under-cooked -- someone about whom too much is known, and someone about whom we know too little.