The Advocates 10-20-10

“The Advocates”


“Politics, the Tea Party and

Governing through Stalemate”


Michael A. Cohen

Hosted by

Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

October 20, 2010

All archived Shows at:


Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 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 and a Senior Fellow of the American Security Project. Our subject will be Politics in NY and Washington, the influence of the Tea Party on the GOP and what we can expect on Election Day.

Michael A. Cohen is 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). His most recent articles: Is America Ungovernable? and Obama’s Problem is Economy,Stupid can be found at

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 and was recently a Senior Research Fellow at the New American Foundation.
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.
Michael Cohen’s recent articles on Afghanistan’s military outlook and their recent elections can be accessed below:,
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:  Next week I’ll be hosting Allegra Dengler, who will discuss the advent and impact of the new voting machines and her views on the coming election!

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