July 2011

Reason and Courage

“I place but little dependence on the honesty and truthfulness of a large portion of the Senators. A majority of them are small lights, mentally weak, and wholly unfit to be Senators. Some are vulgar demagogues… some are men of wealth who have purchased their Read More

Politifact and the Debt Talks

Six weeks ago, a friendly conversation ended with a wager. “I’ll bet they settle the NFL strike before the debt-ceiling issue.”

When it comes to wagering, my track record is far from sterling. This time, however, I came out a winner. Why? Simple, money… $9 … Read More

The Other Jackie Robinson

“A life is not important, except in the impact it has on other lives.” — Jackie Robinson

For eleven years, Curtis Charles Flood was a standout center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. According to Wikipedia, Flood “led the National League in putouts four … Read More

The Answer Man

Writer Arlen Faber is a god.

After authoring the global phenomenon, Me and God, everyone and their grandmother wants answers to the great unanswered questions in life. The problem is world famous (J.K. Rowling famous) Arlen doesn’t want to talk to anyone.

Well, that’s … Read More

Follow the Money

That was the advice given to Bob Woodward by secret sourceDeep Throat regarding the journalist’s investigation into the Watergate scandal, a scandal that ended with the resignation of a president.

That was also the underlying scrutiny in a series of questions asked by a … Read More

Negotiations stalled? Partisan gridlock? Angry citizens?

It’s time to call in the heavy artillery.

Chef Robert Irvine, fresh from the battlefront of Food Network’s Restaurant:Impossible, knows deadlines like the back of his hand. In fact, he’s very accomplished in using the back of his … Read More

Optional Ethics

Last February marked the fifth year of silence from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during oral arguments held before the court. While Thomas certainly has a right not to enter the Q & A with lawyers, it does raise a simple question, “Why?”  This is … Read More