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Obama Fireside Chats

Fireside Chats: Leading a Nation in Crisis

William J. vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
William J. vanden Heuvel

Twenty-eight times during his presidency Franklin Roosevelt used the Fireside Chat to discuss problems of our economy, national security, constitutional crises, and the war. Americans repaid his confidence in them by electing him four times as President of the United States.

Our National Journey? Get Out A Map

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

While media attention in Iraq and Afghanistan focuses on car bombings and combat casualties, other disturbing events in the region are slipping through the news cycle almost unnoticed.

Command and Control?

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Malanowski

At a time when the country is virtually pleading with him to exert command and control, he has yielded that role to congressional partisans that the public doesn't quite know and almost certainly doesn't trust.

Obama's Wireside Chat Will Help Pass American Recovery Package

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Addressing our hunger for change is Obama's strength, but talk won't win this -- pragmatism will: people are hurting.