Five chiefs of staff explain why they didn’t want the job (CNN coverage) Posted by Greg Wallace (CNN) – Though they worked for presidents who would disagree on many issues, the five men who shared a stage Wednesday nightly mostly agreed…
But if these cowards thought they would scare this city — that their acts of terror would actually terrorize — they picked the wrong place. Boston, as President Barack Obama so rightly said Monday night, is a “tough and resilient town” — always has been and always will be. It will heal but will not forget; it will care for the wounded but will make the murderers pay their price. Continue reading
VIDEO: David Gergen and Jon Favreau IOP Forum: “The Language & Legacy of Presidential Speechwriting”
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Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with thy God — Have you ever noticed that some of
the best advice for life comes in sets of three? Not four, not two but three — there is
something about three that moves mind, body and soul. Continue reading
An adviser to four presidents of both parties and now director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard, David Gergen, told a Minneapolis audience at Fredrikson & Byron that we must get back on track and show the world that the American model really works. His visit was sponsored by FairVote Minnesota.
(CNN) — In travels this week — to Boston, Chicago, New York — friends and strangers alike have said the same thing: They are turned off and tuned out of the sequestration mess in Washington. To a person, they are sick of the antics of those to whom they have entrusted enormous power.
Neither the State of the Union address by President Barack Obama nor the response by Sen. Marco Rubio will ever find a place in the anthology of best American speeches, but together they were important entries in the political dialogue. Before they fade into memory, perhaps a few words are in order about the highs and lows of the evening — at least from this vantage point. Continue reading
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night is likely to be the most important domestic speech that he gives during the rest of his presidency — but not for the reasons commonly cited. Continue reading