Rewrite the quotation books

I don’t know much about state senate races in Maryland. I do know a great quotation when I see one… and Jamie Raskin, a constitutional law professor running in the Democratic primary, has just assured himself a place in the next edition of any half-decent...

18 hours a week. Heh.

When the British government put out the call for a new speechwriter to manage the troubled health dossier, they offered a salary ranging from about £38,000 to £56,543. That in turn provoked gasps of outrage throughout the British media and blogosphere (any...

The arrow of your ways (PowerPoint-wise)

You’re preparing a PowerPoint presentation, and you have this slide, and you think, “You know what would go nicely right about here? An arrow…” Hold it right there, buckaroo. Before you go any further, read this post by Joel at Hyde Park...

In the moment

The mixed reviews for Jon Stewart’s Oscar-hosting performance last weekend may reflect a dilemma I’ve noticed with many speakers. They get only tepid response from their audiences during their prepared remarks, but wow ’em during the Q and A...