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Holier than thou?

By Dr. Larry Fedewa (December 7, 2018)

In all the conversations. interviews, and debates about issues of the day, a few stand out as particularly irksome, on one or both sides. The first issue is the American politicians’ tendency to show a residual streak of puritanism – thought to have worn out over these many years. Apparently not.

There seems to be an underlying missionary zeal which impels American politicians on occasion to judge another nation’s behavior as sinful and then to punish that country and presume to preach to them how they should behave. It is one thing to object strenuously to behavior which directly attacks a stated interest of the United States, as in th e case of North Korea’s nuclear threats to the United States mainland. It is something altogether different to scold and punish another country for an act which has no impact on American interests, such as the Khashoggi assassination.  Keep Reading

11/26/2018 The Dr. Larry Show (podcast)

https://goo.gl/HAkzZ5  TOPIC: CHINA – TRADE AND TERRITORY and the future of  USA alliances

Guest: 
Professor Peter Mansoor
The Ohio State University

General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History

(2008-present)

Colonel, U.S. Army (ret)Twenty-six-year veteran with many assignments, the last being  Executive Officer to General David Petraeus, Commander, Multi-National Force-Iraq
– Founding Director, U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center
– Senior Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
– Commander, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division

 

The Bishops are pretending it’s not wrong

Texas bishop analyzes USCCB problem with abuse scandal

by Dr. Larry Fedewa (November 17, 2018)                                                                    

The Federalist, a daily online political newsletter, featured a report by John David Danielson (November 16, 2018) on the recent meeting in Baltimore of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The major news event of the meeting was the intervention by Pope Francis forbidding the bishops to vote on any resolutions pertaining to the abuse scandal. This was widely reported, and Davidson provides context and commentary. However, the most striking insight was provided by his interview with Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler Texas regarding the underlying issue, namely that “the bishops themselves must strive for holiness and speak clearly about sin”. Davidson reports:

“I asked Strickland about that, and he told me the root of the sexual abuse crisis now facing the church is confusion about sin. ‘And where does that sin come from? It comes from not really deep down believing this is wrong, what a priest has done to abuse a little boy or a girl—or a teenager or an adult,’ he said. ‘It’s pretending that it’s really not wrong.’ ”  Keep Reading

The Kavanaugh Case: Food for Thought

       It’s all about the the Constitution

                                                                                                                                                      Blind Justice                                                                  

 

 

By Dr. Larry Fedewa (October 7, 2018)

A couple of things from the Kavanaugh case stand out: 1) Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a supremely well qualified candidate for the Supreme Court – Irish temper notwithstanding, and 2) the Democrats have not changed tactics in challenging Supreme Court nominations in thirty years.

Borked” in 1987

On July 1, 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated highly regarded Circuit Judge Robert Bork of the U.S. District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. forty-five minutes later, Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy took to the floor of the U.S. Senate and delivered a scathing condemnation of the nominee. The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee for the Democrat majority was Joseph Biden (D-Delaware) who presided over a grueling and lengthy questioning of the nominee against a backdrop of  a highly personal and insulting news and advertising campaign. The nomination eventually lost both the committee and the full Senate votes. It was the first time in modern history that a nomination to the Supreme Court was treated in such a partisan and heated manner.

Thomas in 1991

The Bork nomination battle was dwarfed in intensity and insult, however, in 1991 when President George H. W. Bush nominated Judge Clarence Thomas to replace retiring Justice Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court. Thomas was in his 16th month as a federal judge and not as well-known or experienced as some other candidates had been. He was, however, known for his conservative interpretation of the law.                 Keep Reading

Announcing “The Dr. Larry Show” on www.blogtalkradio.com & 646.929.1030

Contact: L. A. Batchelor  (For Batchelor Pad Network see below)Contact: Kirsten Fedewa (For Dr. Larry) 202.365.6936

News Release

The Bachelor Pad Network Announces “The Dr. Larry Show” starting September 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time 

Durham, North Carolina (September 24, 2018) – The Bachelor Pad Radio Network, an affiliate of Blog Talk Radio Network since 2010, announced the addition of a new weekly radio program, “The Dr. Larry Show,” starting Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. Eastern ime.

The hour-long program, to be hosted by columnist and political commentator, Dr. Larry Fedewa, will be a part of the network’s unique blend of informative programming covering sports, music, politics, religion and news of the day, currently on air from 6 pm – 9 pm Monday through Thursday.

The “Dr. Larry Show” will present a conservative view of the latest developments in Trump’s Washington, as well as interviews and insights on education, religion, and other pressing social issues, featuring Washington insiders and power players.  The show will air every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm Eastern Time, starting September 26, 2018.  (Tune in to www.blogtalkradio.com/labatchelor for live and archived shows). Podcasts of previous programs are also available for any who may have missed a favorite program live. Listeners to live broadcasts can call in on 646.929.0130.   

The Batchelor Pad Radio Network is the creation of longtime ESPN program manager, L.A. Batchelor, whose goal is to provide listeners with diverse viewpoints on a variety of issues, from sports to politics and leading topics of the day, from a social, economic, and racial standpoint.

 

We are very excited and pleased to have Dr Larry Fedewa agree to join the The Batchelor Pad Network family. Dr Fedewa brings expertise, information and powerful insight in the areas of Politics, Education and other areas that allow ALL people to listen, ponder, research and decide based on his wealth of experience both practically and professionally. The Network certainly will be enhanced every Wednesday night at 7pm Eastern Time. We look forward to a great and long-lasting relationship,” said Batchelor.

 

“After several years of guest interviews on radio and television — including regular appearances on L.A. Batchelor’s program —  I am delighted to accept his invitation to host my own show,” said Fedewa, who wrote over 200 columns on political and social issues of the day for the Washington Times and now writes his weekly newsletter               (see http://www.DrLarryOnline.com) in addition to frequent appearances on radio and televisionHis recent books include his memoir, Inside: The Early Years, “a young Catholic searches for his place in the sun” (Richfield Press, 2017) and H. Richard Niebuhr’s Ethics of Ecumenism (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2016), both available on Amazon.

Fedewa began his career as a high school teacher, got his doctorate in Social Psychology from Marquette University, became a tenured professor, and later Dean of Park College in Parkville, Missouri. He then founded an experimental college for adult students, Park College/ Crown Center in Kansas City — and served as its first president.

He was recruited by Control Data Corporation to help introduce the world’s first major computer-assisted education system. Later, he co-founded an institute for computer programmers and consultants in the Philippines, serving the ASEAN countries, became an international expert in educational technology, and then headed federal contractor firms for over 20 years.  Dr. Fedewa founded the Washington Institute of Technology, participated in a joint venture with National Education Association, and two joint ventures with The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

“I’ve had a number of careers,” said Dr. Larry, “but the challenge of being a talk radio host is intriguing –and I look forward to providing the audience with an interesting hour every week”.

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SUBURBAN COWBOY: Chapter Three, A Ride in Winter

In Virginia, winter is only occasionally a matter of snow.  Most of the time it is a matter of wet – rain and mud (lots of mud).  There are different kinds of rain, of course:  hard rain, drizzle, light rain, soft rain, freezing rain, sleet and rain, and cold, wind-whipped   rain, but frequent and copious rain.  Because of the wet conditions, we go horseback   riding less frequently   in the winter.  The temperatures    are typically   moderate, in the 40’s   and up.  But we don’t   ride in the   rain for enjoyment — although   horse trainers and others whose livelihood depend on their riding don’t let a little rain stop them.  It takes a lot of rain.

Thus, it was with more than usual enthusiasm that I set out that winter Sunday afternoon for what turned out to be an almost idyllic experience.  The weather had cleared, and a drying breeze was blowing.  I had promised Anya, a young woman from Germany who was visiting us that we could go on a trail ride if the weather permitted.  She was very excited and very determined, since they do not have trails in Germany like we have in Virginia.  Keep Reading

Dr.Larry speaks to the U.K.

The Aiden Project is a broadcast from the United Kingdom in which acknowledged Trump critic, Aiden Coughlan interviews American commentator, Dr. Larry Fedewa. The interview covers a wide range of topics, from the foreign policy arena to the future of the the Mueller investigation, to the press, to the personal aspect of Mr. Trump.

#77 – Defending Trump’s Presidency