–Richard E. Vatz The bare facts of the University of Maryland (UMd) porn kerfuffle are as follows: the university had..
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The Maryland General Assembly’s Restriction of the Death Penalty: the Prospect of Blood on Its Hands
–Richard E. Vatz Gov. Martin O’Malley has indicated he is going to sign into law in the next few weeks..
–Richard E. Vatz We tend to get presidents who lack the most offensive personal qualities of their predecessors. It is..
–Richard E. Vatz In the plethora of interviews and public appearances by President Barack Obama of late, one expects the..
Non-homophobic, Righteous Duke Hatred and University of North Carolina Reverence: The New Republic’s Libel of UNC Fans
–Richard E. Vatz For a long time I have had a love/hate relationship with the liberal, centrist opinion journal, The..
–Richard E. Vatz Expropriation of a political opponent’s issues and primary values is both a time-honored and time-dishonored practice. It..
–Richard E. Vatz Matt Lauer asked Michael Steele, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, the umpteenth variation of the..
–Richard E. Vatz For those of us interested in media criticism (and for those of us who have taught a..
–Richard E. Vatz About President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Non-State of the Union Address, a few observations: 1...
— Richard E. Vatz No doubt you are aware of the controversy surrounding the Pope’s reinstating of the execrable Bishop..
— Richard E. Vatz In the ignominious history of politicians who used regular newspaper columnists as mouthpieces, sometimes in return..
–Richard E. Vatz I hear the phrases “the liberal media” and “the liberal mainstream media” all the time, and I..
Congratulations to Michael Steele on Becoming RNC Chair! Comeuppance is Sweet, but Successful Leadership and Politicking Are the Best Revenge
— Richard E. Vatz Weeks following the zenith of the outcry over the contemptible “Barack the Magic Negro” CD, first..
–Richard E. Vatz It was, I believe, Sen. J. William Fulbright who said that a presidential honeymoon period — during..
–Richard E. Vatz Fellow Conservatives, there is something presumptuous about an academic’s opining on football, but what a game! Some..
–Richard E. Vatz Just a few quick initial reactions to the indictments this week of Mayor Sheila Dixon and Baltimore..
Richard E. Vatz, Ph.D. From Today’s WASHINGTON TIMES (January 7, 2009) —————————————— “Almost half of college-aged individuals had a psychiatric..
–Richard E. Vatz Despicable racial slurs are being made against President-elect Barack Obama, and they are being aided and abetted..
–Richard E. Vatz Well, Mark, notwithstanding your gratuitous attack on my erstwhile, middle-aged intellectual brunette predilections, I have been listening..
–Richard E. Vatz My friend at The Baltimore Sun (no, discerning readers, that is not an oxymoron), David Zurawik, last..
–Richard E. Vatz Following cascading criticism born from her defending a decision to take a raise in this economically disastrous..
–Richard E. Vatz There is little a rhetorician can add to the excellent extant political analysis on WBAL and in..
–Richard E. Vatz Last week I was on Ron Smith’s WBAL radio show for about 40 minutes talking about the..
— Richard E. Vatz I just returned from my annual convention of the National Communication Association (NCA), my main academic..