January 2009

The Cafferty File

Jack Cafferty is CNN’s resident grouch.

Five days a week, Cafferty has a segment on CNN’s Situation Room that frequents the three-hour program with questions to viewers; questions that cut-to-the-chase of all things political and cultural.

In examining some of the details of President Obama’s … Read More

What About Bob?

I have this friend; let’s call him “Bob.”

Or rather, b — that’s how he signs his emails.  A typical message looks like this:

i used less words than you

b

Most of “Bob’s” messages are usually clear and concise. Sometimes a little too concise:… Read More

And the Winner is…

Nixon had Watergate, Clinton had Lewinsky, Cheney his “Scooter” Libby.  Now, we have Rod Blagojevich who seems determined to turn hubris into a new category at the Academy Awards.

For your consideration:  “They’re just hanging me… [They’re] trampling the constitution… The good guy … Read More

Empirical vs. A Miracle

Philosophy’s Age of Reason began in the 1600’s marked by such notables as Thomas Hobbes, René Descartes, Baruch Spinoza, John Locke, even the astronomer Galileo.

However, four-hundred additional years of empirical and physical knowledge seem to have no affect on individuals who cling to the … Read More

January 20, 2009

It’s difficult to express in words the true significance of the event that took place in our nation’s capitol yesterday. All I can do is offer my own impressions.

“Our challenges may be new… But those values upon which our success depends – hard work Read More

Heavy snow fell the night before the inauguration.

On Friday, January 20, 1961, I sat in my seventh grade homeroom class while the teacher rolled in a black and white television and announced that we would all be watching history take place today.  (Me, I … Read More

On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States.

With the possible exception of Franklin Roosevelt, probably the only other person to face such a staggering high level of expectations was Babe Ruth following his purchase by the New … Read More