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Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman appears in the following:

The Second Amendment: Controversial, Volatile, and Misunderstood

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice, on the rough and tumble debate over what the Second Amendment actually means.

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Voting Rights: Then and Now

Monday, August 06, 2012

On the anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, Andrew Young—former U.N. ambassador, congressman, Atlanta mayor and civil rights activist—remembers the day and talks about laws affecting ballot access today. He's joined by Michael Waldman, executive director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and a former chief speechwriter to President Clinton.

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Former Clinton Speechwriter Reacts to Obama's State of the Union Address

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

President Obama delivered his third annual State of the Union Address last night. Obama focused primarily on income inequality. Jettisoning his normally conciliatory tone, the president instead highlighted the differences between right and left with impassioned rhetoric. Vowing to protect middle class families with mortgage assistance legislation, he also outlined his plans to institute the "Buffet rule" which would require those making over $1 billion to pay a 30 percent tax rate.

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Obama Now Tweets, But Is His Message Getting Across?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Yesterday, President Obama held the first ever White House Twitter Town Hall meeting. The president fielded questions from Twitter users (asked in the site's standard 140 characters or less). But the president's answers were anything but concise. In fact, he responded to participants' questions with the same long-winded, professorial rhetoric he's been criticized for throughout his presidency. Obama's ability to address his base and stimulate audiences was perhaps his greatest strength as a candidate in 2008. This begs the question: Why has President Obama failed to properly get his messages across to the American people since then?

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The Anatomy of a Great Presidential Speech

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

As we anticipate President Obama’s second State of the Union Address, we’re reminiscing about our favorite presidential speeches — and thinking about what makes a speech great. Michael Waldman joins us. He’s a former Clinton speechwriter and the author of "My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush."

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White House: How to Prepare for State of the Union

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How does the president and the White House prepare for such a major event as the State of the Union? Jen Psaki, deputy communications director for the White House, says that this is an opportunity for the president to talk about what to expect in the future. But how much of this speech is just a laundry list and how much is a real opportunity to talk to the public about moving forward?

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Every Vote Counts?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Find out whether we can expect all of our votes to be counted accurately today….from early voting problems, to malfunctioning voting machines. Michael Waldman is director of NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice.

Weigh in: Have you encountered voting problems today? Where do you live?

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Much Ado About an ID?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that states can now make voters present a photo ID in order to vote. Michael Waldman, Executive Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, explains the verdict. Also in the conversation, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Washington ...

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