Monthly Archives: January 2009

Obama’s Inaugural Address: Better Than Pundits Allow

As a master orator, Obama faced expectations for his inaugural speech that were infused with the stratospheric hopes of his audience. Reporters were panting to print the phrase for the ages surely to pass from his lips. If one more … Continue reading »

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An Odd Perspective on Race

Barak Obama is now safely installed as the first American president of African descent. January 20, 2009 was a great day of global celebration. People in all nations rightly rejoiced when Obama took the oath of office. You could just … Continue reading »

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Hero Worship

By now all of us know that US Airways flight 1549 landed in the Hudson River after losing both engines in what appears to be a bird strike. My take on this story is a little different from others, perhaps … Continue reading »

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China’s Downfall: the Ultimate Impact of Environmental Degradation

We have short memories, and as a consequence we keep perpetuating the same myths and mistakes as if the past is nothing but a black void offering no lessons for the future. The unquestioned conventional wisdom that China will be … Continue reading »

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The Extremism of Bobby Jindal

Intelligent Design and the Future Face of the Republican Party The governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, is said to be the great hope for the Republican Party. He is seen as the perfect conservative counterpoint to the power of Barack … Continue reading »

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The Big Lie Exposed: The Future is Not Predictable

I will prove to you that everything you thought about Wall Street is wrong. Choose any famous money manager or Wall Street guru or any billionaire, and I will show you that none has ever done better than chance over … Continue reading »

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