I'm Joining the Pod People

One of my favorite presidential traditions is the weekly radio address, a practice revived by President Nixon and carried on today. Bush treats them like homework, but in the hands of a natural politician like Reagan or Clinton, the short speeches are an inspired throwback to the days when Americans hovered around the family Victrola to hear FDR's historic fireside chats. Every Saturday afternoon, the president delivers a short address followed by a response from a member of the opposition ... (read more)