Posts by squartey

The Wrap Up. Part One…

The Wrap Up. Part One…

It feels strange. Tampa feels like a lifetime ago. A time ago where stupid and badly produced anti-Islam films and violence ramping up in the Middle East…. The reason I chose so long to post was, well everything is 20/20 in hindsight. The final days of my internship were pretty eventful. From helping escort Condoleezza […]

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The Monday of Yesteryear....

The Monday of Yesteryear….

I wrote that the Republican Party had Stockholm syndrome when it came to hurricanes. However, I would like to extend that to political embarrassment. My first day as an intern for CNN was a busy, yet fulfilling one involving a lot of walking, emails and running into the most influential journalists in the world in […]

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The Daily Grind Ends…for now.

For the past week, I have had the fortune of sitting front row at the 2012 Republican National Convention. It was interesting, frustrating and at times, amusing. (Clint Eastwood, I’m looking at you.) But one of the downsides of being an intern for CNN, a major news organization is you rarely have time to blog. […]

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It’s raining…political chaos?

It’s raining…political chaos?

  Conventions are hardly an easy business. Especially for lowly interns like me who are running around like chickens without heads. First things first, it is bad enough that the Republican Party seems to suffer from Stockholm syndrome when it comes to hurricanes. They seem to love them, going so far to make it their […]

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The Daily Grind: Ms. Quartey Goes to Tampa

The Daily Grind: Ms. Quartey Goes to Tampa

Tampa is a vibrant and very diverse city that really seems alight with anticipation. There is sense that something big is always lurking around the corner. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I reside in a hotel four minutes away from where Governor Mitt Romney will be delivering his acceptance speech for […]

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The Daily Grind….Speech me!

  Another day, another early morning but that is the nature of the political world. The day was shorter than yesterday, involving more emphasis on speeches and less on the logistics and minutia of The Washington Center internship. For starters, there was a two person discussion between former Congressmen Mickey Edwards who now serves as […]

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The Daily Grind: Formalities and Icebreakers…

To say that I was busy on the first day of The Washington Center Seminar would be an understatement. Overwhelming would be the apropos word to describe my experience. For one thing, the day started incredibly early and ended at 7:30pm. But the events that took place in between are what really matter. For starters, […]

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America: The Lost Children

  Before the conventions, before the big speeches, here is the state of the political parties right now. In comedian Colin Quinn’s 2010 comedy special, Long Story Short, he conceptualizes the world and its history through personification. He does this by giving countries, ancient civilizations and empires their own unique personalities rooted in stereotypes and […]

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