The Advocates 8-12-09

“The Advocates”


Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

August 12, 2009

All archived Shows at:


Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting my show, The Advocates on WVOX- 1460 AM, or you can listen to the program’s live streaming at One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio.  Our guest is Mr. Michael A. Cohen, author and commentator about American politics and issues. Our subject will be President Obama’s report card after six months, healthcare reform and his views on Afghanistan.

Michael A. Cohen is a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation where he co-helms the Privatization of Foreign Policy Initiative, which examines the growing influence and impact of non-state actors in U.S. foreign policy. He is also the author of Live From the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the 20th Century and How They Shaped Modern America (Walker Books: 2008).

Previously, Mr. Cohen served in the U.S. Department of State as chief speechwriter for U.S. Representative to the United Nations Bill Richardson and Undersecretary of State Stuart Eizenstat. He has worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Foreign Policy magazine, and as chief speechwriter for Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT). Mr. Cohen serves on the board of the National Security Network and has taught at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

A frequent commentator on politics and international affairs his work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, the St. Petersburg Times, the World Policy Journal, the New York Times, Foreign Policy, the New York Daily News,, Courier de la Planete,, Politico, Worth Magazine and he is a frequent blogger at During the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign he was a regular contributor to the New York Times Campaign Stops blog.  He has also been featured on ABC News, Fox News, BBC TV and radio, South African television, Al Jazeera, Air America and XM Radio's Potus '08.

Mr. Cohen holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from American University and a master's degree from Columbia University.

Meanwhile, the mission of The Advocates is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy” issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow.


One can find my essays on FDR and other subjects at All of the archived shows can be found at: My guest next week is Robert Flower, PhD, and financial advisor, who will talk about health care reform in America, a conservative’s perspective. In following weeks I will have lawyer and legal scholar Michael Shapiro, of Carter, Ledyard, talking about newly appointed Justice Sototmayor and the Supreme Court, followed by renown newspaper man and columnist Milt Hoffman analyzing State, County and local politics.


One can find all of The Advocates programs archived at my show website:


Richard J. Garfunkel

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