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American Rhetoric

SOTU Preview: The State of the Union Address Is Decadent and Depraved

David Murray | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
David Murray

See, the SOTU isn't primarily about speechwriting, or even communication. It's about Washington code-making and code-breaking, a process that's by turns amusing, enraging and soul-straining. So I live-blog the SOTU at my personal blog. And I drink.

What Will Barack Obama Say in Berlin?

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

The association of Obama with Kennedy was due, in large part, to their shared oratorical talents. This week's Berlin speech makes that association even more pertinent.