Creation Story

December 5, 2011

Herman Cain’s personal brand, CBS News points out, has only benefitted from his presidential run. Despite lingering allegations of sexual impropriety—including a thirteen-year extramarital affair with his “friend” Ginger White—Cain will probably sell more books, demand higher speaking fees, and wind up as the next Fox News all-star. Even as he denied the apparent implications of giving money to [...]

November 25, 2011

Before Barack Obama went to Chicago in 1985 to begin his career-defining, three-year community organizing gig, he read Taylor Branch’s Parting the Waters—a history of the civil rights era—at the urging of his Alinsky-trained mentor, Jerry Kellman. After finishing the book, Obama told Kellman, “This is my story.” He said that he wished he had [...]