In this second part of the five part series by Alec Hopkins, Obama's 2009 speech to Notre Dame is examined.
Presidential commencement speeches are annual traditions, and often highly involve media institutions and political savvy. In this first post in a five part series on presidential commencement speeches, Alec Hopkins focuses on President Bill Clinton’s 1997 speech.
Edward Prutzer of gnovis writes about Obama's cybersecurity strategy in light of both his recent State of the Union speech and Vincent Cerf's recent Georgetown visit.
Camille Koue discusses whether the GOP is truly ready to meet the needs of an electorate empowered by social media with the release of Reince Preibus' report for the party.
Elisa Shearer reflects on Twitter as it achieves seven years as part of our political lives. What power does the medium have to serve as a watchdog? And, could it have changed the course of the Iraq war?
Minoo Razavi reviews James Curran, Natalie Fenton, and Des Freedman's Misunderstanding the Internet - a book that addresses the overly optimistic – “Edenic” – predictions about the internet’s effect on all facets of human life, with expansive references to related sources.
Camille Koue explores Netflix's House of Cards - the political drama that is seeing such high reviews and success. She contends that this is because Netflix used the huge amount of data it has gathered on its customers to create a series with which they engage.