The same Supreme Court that gave us Citizens United, enshrining the rights of corporations and wealthy donors, gutted the Voting Rights Act three years later.
David Litt entered the White House as a speechwriter in 2011, and left in 2016 as a senior presidential speechwriter and special assistant to the president. In addition to writing remarks for President Barack Obama on a wide range of domestic policy issues, David served as the lead joke writer for several White House Correspondents’ Dinner monologues. Since leaving government, David has written speeches, op-eds, and jokes for Fortune 100 CEOs, professional athletes, leading philanthropists, and prominent political figures.
His New York Times bestselling memoir, Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years, was published in 2017. His second book Democracy in One Book Or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn’t, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think, was published in June 2020. He is currently developing a sitcom for ABC based on his life in DC.
Trump has shown this week that he can do it—when he wants to. Here’s how he can keep it up, and cover the public confidence debt that he’s built up over the past three years.
Tuesday night’s Oval Office address illustrated how unimaginative the president's approach truly is.
You may think that someone needs charisma or good social-media skills to win. But remember, this job—the presidency—is a BFD and we need someone who can do it well.
When politicians falsely allege fraud, they’re not sparring with the other party. They’re attacking their own voters.
A profound, debilitating constitutional crisis awaits if we find out that the Senate confirmed an illegitimate president’s nominees.
We have a system that rewards blustering one’s way through controversies and punishes self-awareness. No wonder they deliver so much bluster.
The president is the focus of many speeches—except his name never gets uttered.
The man who just dropped out of the running for VA Secretary is not the one I observed on Air Force One. Why was I so confident in that first impression?
It’s a tactic borrowed from the Hillary Clinton playbook. And it’s gonna prove to be just as successful.