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Political Speeches

Hey Congress, Here's What Real Leadership Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

The U.S. government shutdown has entered its third week of blame, frustration and stalemate. Among other consequences, shutdown collateral has resulte...

Master of the Sound Bite: Martin Luther King Jr.

David Aronchick | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
David Aronchick

Rarely do inspirational sound bites, like the ones spoken by Dr. King, make headlines anymore, which is a shame. Our world is in need of another Dr. King, of someone who can shift the world in its balance over the course of a single speech.

Does the Spirit of Lincoln Still Live?

Gary Hart | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

It is impossible to avoid the conclusion that, sooner or later, a great moral confrontation will occur, where right must face wrong, where our unity as a nation will be tested and the need for an Abraham Lincoln will urgently arise. Will he or she be there?

Changing Politics One Poem at a Time

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Ziel

It's apparent, after this election, that politics is in need of soul reviving as well. I'm proposing that poetry might just be the medicine to repair its failing spirit.

The Most Passionate Rants and Speeches of the Obama Presidency

Tyler Wells Lynch | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Tyler Wells Lynch

I want to celebrate those with a knack for public speaking -- whether impromptu or rehearsed, citizen or politician, liberal or conservative. Here are the most passionate outbursts, rants, soapbox speeches, and celebrations of free speech during the Obama presidency.

The Press Assess the Gettysburg Address

Robert Brustein | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Robert Brustein

We hear the concluding phrases of the Gettysburg address being spoken by Abraham Lincoln, while three TV panelists prepare to air their comments on the event.

Obama Can Use Humor to Connect with Voters and Corner McCain

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

The crowd always has the power - the power to not give the comedian the laugh. If you want people to elect you leader, it's best to avoid putting yourself in a position of having less power.