Booster Shot

President Joseph R. Biden, Address to the Nation, Washington DC March 11, 2021.  Joe Biden made appealing for national unity look easy in his first prime-time presidential address. He sought …

Rescue and recovery

The new guy has begun his job. Biden’s two speeches late last week had no frills, no flourishes, no surprises (as in departures from his published campaign plans), and, most …

The best speech of the night

Speeches by Nikki Haley, Donald Trump Jr., and Tim Scott August 24, 2020. Republican National Convention, First Night. Imagine a convention where two of the most prominent first night speakers …

Joe Is Very Much Awake

Joe Biden Acceptance Speech, August 20, 2020. Democratic National Convention, Fourth Night. After thirty-two years of trying Joe Biden accepted at last his party’s nomination for president. He did so …