Don Baer. Michael Gerson. Ted Sorensen. Peggy Noonan. Jon Favreau. You may not recognize all--or even some--of these names, but you have probably heard or read the words they have written. These individuals were all presidential speechwriters. A speechwriter works not only with a sitting president but also presidential candidates to craft messages that will appeal to a constituency and sway voters. He or she works directly with the senior staff of the president or candidate, and perhaps even with the president or candidate himself or herself, to determine what messages to cover and what … [Read more...]
This collection of short audio pieces covers topics in philosophy, history, literature, and popular culture, written by liberal arts graduate students.