- Service as the President’s national security speechwriter for the Clinton Administration
- Service as an advisor to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin regarding communications and foreign policy
- Service as an adviser to Secretary of State Warren Christopher regarding the developing world
- Service on four U.S. presidential campaigns
- Reporting as a writer for The New York Times
- Yushchenko's Challenges (2005, April 4) – with John Lyman
- A Bankrupt Process (2005, March 31) – with Brooke Lierman
- The President's Men (2005, March 22)
- President Strikes Out (2004, October 19)
- The Casualties of Certainty (2004, April 30)
- The Canary in the Coalmine (2004, March 23)
- Why We Went In: Version 10.0 (2004, March 23) – with P.J. Crowley
About Bipolar Disorder:
- He describes his first hospitalization as "ego shattering. One day you are a writer for the New York Times and the next you are in a mental hospital." He developed a pattern of castigating himself for being mentally ill; then he said, "I would get mad at myself for getting mad at myself!" He humorously described the antipsychotic medication given early in his hospitalization as "steel wool to the brain." He does well on lithium, which he says keeps him from going too far up or too far down. He has a few side effects from lithium, such as a slight tremor, some slowing of his thinking, and some daytime sleepiness. He handles the sleepiness with daily half-hour naps, which he is entitled to as a "reasonable accommodation" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (DRADA, 1994).
Center for American Progress. Robert O. Boorstin, Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy. (No longer online)
DRADA. "Smooth Sailing: An Interview at a Johns Hopkins Symposium." April 1994.