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Spoken Communication

Out, Out, Brief Candle

Richard Nixon’s resignation speech attempted to persuade the American people that he was making a huge personal sacrifice by doing the exact …

Trump’s Inaugural Address

I found a website called the American Presidency Project that is an amazing collection of documents and speeches produced by American presidents …

Will the Real Trump Please Stand Up?

In a recent article in Newsweek, Bill Powell writes that Donald Trump met with Rick Santorum before the presidential campaign season began. …

The Dream Lives On

Today marks an anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The most famous speech in American history was also among the shortest. It was …

Make Our Democracy Great Again

I first became interested in presidential politics in the eighth grade. I didn’t care about the economy, jobs, social security, or college …

Not Even For Free

I was surprised by Donald Trump’s debate performance last night. In previous debates, Trump’s responses followed a fairly predictable pattern. A question …

What America Needs

While writing about an idea I had to support political reform, I watched the vice-presidential debate. I focused on the nonverbal messages. …

The Day After

It’s the day after the election. The United States is hung over. And, it’s a bad one. The rest of the world …

MGB Dreaming

Driving home today, I noticed a car for sale, parked in the street, on the downtown square of Fayetteville, near the old …