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TV Entertainment Connects Politics to Citizens

An essay for Honors 302: Entertainment, Comedy, & Politics: it critiques the assumed historical divide between entertainment and politics, particularly on television, while arguing that embedding politics in entertainment connects it to an otherwise uninterested audience. Written 23 Sep. 2011. Advances in and deregulation of mass media ensure that we are bombarded by a near … Continue reading

Romney Accepts GOP Nomination for President

The final assignment for Government 522: Political Speechwriting and Presentation: a hypothetical speech by Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) accepting the Republican nomination for President. Written 7 Nov. 2010. Thank you. Thank you so much. I am humbled by the outpouring of support that you showed me throughout the primaries. And tonight I am ready … Continue reading

Analysis of a Countering Terrorism Exercise

An essay for School of International Service 419: Countering Terrorism: it analyzes a 5-week exercise designed to replicate the national security apparatus and its ability to detect and thwart terrorist actors. Written 8 Nov. 2010. I. Reflections on Role and Character of Director Goldberg The five week exercise in countering terrorism thrust me into the … Continue reading

Characterizing Terrorists

An essay for School of International Service 419: Countering Terrorism: it addresses the characteristics of terrorists. Written 11 Oct. 2010. I. Assertions: The Characteristics of a Terrorist: Terrorists are inherently political actors striving to produce a long-term, structural change through the deliberate and systematic use of violence. The intent of this paper is not to … Continue reading

Mikulski Supports Pelosi for Minority Leader

An assignment for Government 522: Political Speechwriting and Presentation: a hypothetical speech by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) in support of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) continuing as a leader in the House. Written 8 Nov. 2010. Good afternoon. A week ago we witnessed a trend continue here inWashington. A trend whereby the sitting President’s party loses … Continue reading

Understanding Women’s Reactions to the 1937 Irish Constitution

A 2,000 word essay for History 2132: Ireland Since 1900, a course at the University of Dublin: Trinity College. This essay received a mark of 75, First Class Honors. Written 20 March 2011. A cursory study of the 1937 Bunreacht na hÉireann might evoke a passionate twenty-first century rebuke of the articles defining the role and … Continue reading