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Respect a la Hollywood Mode

You’ve probably heard of eating pie “a la mode” – meaning pie served in the current fashion or style. I’m thinking today about respect in the current Hollywood fashion or style. I use “Hollywood” to stand for the whole of the global entertainment industry: movies, TV, music, etc. How does […]

Hillary Clinton Misspoke – or Did She?

Hillary Clinton misspoke, she says, about the sniper threat when she visited Bosnia in 1996 – twelve years ago. Mrs. Clinton said that it was a rare thing for her to misspeak, telling her listeners on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “… Last week, for the first time in 12 […]

Character Increases High School Graduation Rates

High school graduation rates have plummeted to a point below 50 percent in some U.S. cities. That’s according to the “America’s Promise Alliance”, which found that only about half of public school students in the nation’s largest cities receive diplomas. Viewing the nation as a whole, the group found that […]

Character in Government – Part 1

“Character is the only secure foundation of the state,” said President Calvin Coolidge, and our last blog entry regarding Abraham Lincoln looked at the kind of man who would make such a statement. We saw a politician who had the courage of his convictions. We saw a politician […]

Character in Government – Part 2

“Character is the only secure foundation of the state,” said President Calvin Coolidge, and our last blog entry considered the meaning of that statement. Coolidge was “distinguished for character more than for heroic achievement,” wrote a Democratic admirer, Alfred E. Smith. In other words, Coolidge did not only talk […]

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