The formula for making a speech, often attributed to Abe Lincoln, is as follows: "First you tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em, then you tell 'em, then you tell 'em what you told 'em." No wonder speeches can be so boring. If you'd like to know what the candidates are saying this week, but you don't have the time or patience to sit through the actual blah-blah-blah on C-SPAN or CNN, try searching at the Speech and Transcript Center. You'll find a huge set of links to transcripts of speeches by politicians, businesspeople, and other newsmakers. Want to read, for instance, the CIA's response to the accidental bombing of the Chinese embassy? You'll find the link here.