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August 23, 2012

Wanted: A Political Strategy

(Originally published Aug. 23, 2012, in Dilema Veche, here.) Given the tone of political conversation in Romania these past several weeks, clearly there is no need anymore […]
July 14, 2012

The Business of Politics

(Originally published July 14, 2012, in Capital, here.) Politics in a democracy is like business in a free market. The winners in the end are the ones […]
July 12, 2012


(Originally published July 12, 2012, in Dilema Veche, here.) Here’s a disturbing thought: Romania’s Prime Minister is accused of having committed an egregious and truly indefensible […]
July 10, 2012

A Few Recent Days In Bucharest

While walking down the street in Bucharest recently, I got into an argument about politics with a man I had seen on TV. He began to […]
May 10, 2012

The Political Game

(Originally published May 10, 2012, in Capital, here.) In politics, there is a sense there can be no shame in winning. You cannot make the world pure […]
December 18, 2009

Christmas Farewell

(Originally broadcast on Dec. 18, 2009, on The Frank Show, here.) As I – as we – close out this year, I feel blessed to be […]
December 11, 2009


(Originally broadcast on Dec. 11, 2009, on The Frank Show, here.) I have a question. For the politicians. Ok, it’s a rhetorical question. Of course, you’re welcome to […]
November 20, 2009


(Originally broadcast on Nov. 20, 2009, on The Frank Show, here.) Well, the Presidential election is Sunday and I’ve thought long and hard about not talking about it. […]