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Abraham Lincoln… captivated by words, created by words, empowered by words, glorified by words. Reflections on his Cooper Union Speech, February27, 1860.

March 17, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. 150 years ago, March 4, 1861 Abraham Lincoln (born 1809), became 16th president of the United States. And if you do not believe in destiny, fate, or kismet, even you will wonder at the undoubted fact that at the time of its maximum peril, the Great Republic should …

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 …

Indiana governor Mitch Daniels February 1, 2012 signs first right-to-work law in over 10 years… the key is that it’s for a crucial state in the ‘rust belt’.

February 10, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. When I was a little whippersnapper 60 years ago and more, my young father used to take me on his knee, his only very occasionally used guitar in hand and sing me a song that I hadn’t thought of in all these years. It’s the kind of childhood …

Of earmuffs, sissies, bone-chilling cold, and warm ears; thanks to young inventor Chester Greenwood.

January 23, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Winter. What a revoltin’ development this is. I often wonder on days so ridiculously cold like this one is why the Puritans stayed here after arriving and sampling the depths of a Massachusetts winter. I suppose it had something to do with their land grants and, of course, …

Fifty years ago January 9, 1961 John F. Kennedy gave his celebrated ‘A City Upon a Hill’ speech.

January 11, 2011 | Author: | Posted in US Economy

John F. Kennedy Article by Dr. Jeffrey Lant It is fitting and proper that we recall the greatevents of our Republic, events that remind usof where we have been and exhort us to wherewe are going. Such an event was President-Elect John FitzgeraldKennedy’s celebrated speech known as “A CityUpon a Hill.” Kennedy made this speech …

Of Adam B. Wheeler and how this youthful con man extraordinaire made the world’s greatest university — and others — see red.

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant This is the story of the world’s greatest university,rich, secure, inviolate, invulnerable… arrogant… ripe for thetaking. This is the story of a talented young man, notmerely good at lying, deception, prevaricationand hoodwinkery… but (though connoisseurs ofsuch matters may cavil)  great. This is the story of a young man so keen tohave …

The missed opportunity of December 9, 2010. How Prince Charles in an instant lost the chance to show his stuff and wow us all!

December 19, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive, World Events

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant The telling picture  flashed round the globe and withinminutes was on the front page of every newspaperon earth:: Prince Charles in black tie… his Duchessof Cornwall, the unmistakable and little loved Camilla,dripping a king’s ransom in ice. Their car underattack and no support from the majesty thatdoth hedge a king. Charles …

Tips for profoundly irritating your customers. Here are the words that’ll do it.

December 18, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant This is an article a lifetime in the making. It’s aboutthe power of words… in this case the power ofwords to irritate your customers and make themsee red. It’s about carelessness, arrogance,  vanity.It’s about the needless loss of one customer after another,thoughtlessly thrown away, repulsed,  antagonized.And all by you… you who …

Kids in your life? The Life Letter is for them — and for you. Start yours today.

December 15, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive, Family, Health

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant I knew the late Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Edwards was particularlydevoted to her children and family… but when I learned fromher funeral coverage that she had left behind a long letterwhich she had been writing for them over the course of manyyears, my admiration for the lady rose still more.  In my …

The lubricious dreams and lurid fantasies of Senator John McCain

December 4, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive, Life

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant To be blunt, Senator John  McCain (R-Arizona)is making a fool of himself around the issue ofgays in the military. His comments before  theSenate Armed Services Committee the last few days have been an embarrassment, to himself and to the nation. In brief, his argument goes like this:“We don’t want ’em, we …


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