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‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…’; the great truth assailed by the little man from Pennsylvania, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum; John F. Kennedy’s historic address on the matter revisited.

February 29, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Religious fervor, religious metaphors, religious language, religious dispute, religious assertiveness, religious iconography, religious music all pulsate through every aspect of the Great Republic, its life and affairs. And that is why the Founding Fathers as their first order of business and to establish the tone and substance for …

‘You are the one…’ An Open Letter to the Honorable Barrack Obama, President of the United States… the subject: the need for immediate, thorough, empowering action against computer hackers.

February 25, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s Program Note: It is time for me to again address the President of the Great Republic, as I do from time to time as the pressing significance of a given subject makes such contact necessary, proper, and my duty. Today I address the growing problem of computer hacking… and again …

‘What so proudly we hailed…’ Our clear and present danger… and what we must do at once to improve civics education.

February 24, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. My mother used to sing a little ditty — complete with rollicking delivery — called “School days.” It went something like this “School days, school days Dear old Golden Rule days. Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick.” I never knew much …

What he was doing, what she was doing, new details from the Kennedy White House, revelation, titillation, wonder, disgust.

February 22, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Just when you think the story cannot possibly get any more shocking…. it does. And this time, it shows President John Fitzgerald Kennedy exercising his undoubted droit de seigneur, using his over used marital bed to deflower a clueless 19 year old virgin, sexual plaything, to be used …

‘I don’t want to hurt anymore…’ An appreciation for the life of Whitney Houston, dead at 48, February 11, 2012.

February 20, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. To understand this story you must have been in love, wildly, passionately, “have to have it, have to keep it, can’t live without it” love… what’s more you must have loved the Wrong Person… the person everyone and his brother said was calamitous for you, hurtful, damaging, completely …

Sweet dreams, baby. Don’t get mad. Get even. Something we’ve all wanted to do.

February 20, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. I’ve just turned 65 (February 16, 2012). And it is entirely natural to reflect at such a moment, the moment society starts telling you in ways subtle and minute, to “give it up”, “pack it in, “sit back and smell the roses” (never mind that they cost $5 …

More Kennedy video, more Kennedy audio as the charisma and allure drip away in Camelot.

February 20, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. So, whose bright idea was it anyhow; you know, to get Marilyn Monroe (of all people) to slither down the runway to sing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” the night of May 19,1962 in the Big Apple? You know this film clip… everybody does. But just in case you …

‘Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life…’ Thoughts on turning 65 February 16, 2012 and my most memorable birthday.

February 16, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. I have always liked Charles Dickens. Not only was he a writer able to make words do his bidding, but he roused multitudes of people, people who after reading this master could never see the world as before… but only through his eyes. That is power indeed. When …

‘Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow!’ The end of the Great Recession, success, more success, admonitions.

February 15, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. A funny thing happened while you were at your office bemoaning the demise of America and its Great Republic: they didn’t die after all. Quite the reverse. See for yourself. Skim the business pages of your local newspaper today, and you’ll see one piece of cheery economic news …

First snow comes to Cambridge, February 12, 2012, a story of life’s unpredictable savor and joys.

February 13, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. The sound was unmistakable. It was, quite literally, that harsh, grating noise made when steel of the most tenacious kind scrapes against unyielding concrete; that immutable thing that insists (to the outrage of your ears) it is here today, here tomorrow, here forever. And I cringed, snug abed …