–Richard E. Vatz First and foremost, congratulations, President-elect Barack Obama. You deserve and will surely have the country’s full support..
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–Richard E. Vatz I have on these pages over the last bunch of weeks been cataloguing the Saturday Night Live..
The Charismatic Senator Obama Presents an Infomercial: Information Lacking and Criticisms Unaddressed
–Richard E. Vatz Watching Barack Obama tonight was like witnessing a microcosm of his entire campaign – slickly produced; speciously..
–Richard E. Vatz Saturday Night Live (SNL) historically has been pro-liberal and pro-Democratic in its humor –albeit with shots at..
‘Parity’ through back door Controversial and costly mental health coverage mandate is slipped through on back of bailout bill By..
Ever wonder if the craziness and anti-patriotism of some in my profession are exaggerated? Mark Newgent informs me that “The..
Red Maryland devotees…not to take your attention away from the important posts below, but you should be aware of the..
–Richard E. Vatz I am aware of the two possible interpretations of my title – do I mean Sen. McCain..
–Richard E. Vatz It’s two outs, bottom of the ninth; home team trailing by 3; bases are loaded; and the..
–Richard E. Vatz Democrats whetted their whistles. How could the unprepared, error-prone Alaskan Governor, fresh from disastrous interviews with Katie..
–Richard E. Vatz If debates are a measure of who would be a better president, Sen. John McCain should be..
–Richard E. Vatz “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) presents itself as a comedy show with a significant amount of political satire...
–Richard E. Vatz I have taught a course in Media Criticism for about 15 years, and I have always enjoyed..
-Richard E. Vatz John McCain gave a powerful acceptance speech tonight, devoid of artificial drama and devoid of gimmicks. More..
-Richard E. Vatz All I can say is “wow.” And when John McCain ascended the stage after Governor Palin’s speech,..
-Richard E. Vatz From the one beloved figure of the Bush leadership team, the utterly sincere Laura Bush, to a..
-Richard E. Vatz Just a few, quick observations on the presidential race and the Republican National Convention, observations I have..
Sen. Obama’s Acceptance Speech: Unsupported Promises from an Attractive, Decent, Eloquent but Unaccomplished Nominee
Sen. Obama’s Acceptance Speech-Richard E. Vatz, Ph.D. About Senator Barack Obama’s acceptance speech, a few observations… 1. It was a..
-Richard E. VatzFinally, a speech by a major Democratic politician who appears to really believe that Senator Barack Obama is..
-Richard E. Vatz On President Bill Clinton’s convention speech, a few observations, with an assessment of Senator Biden’s to follow:..
”Watch what we do, not what we say:” How Can a Powerful and Moving Speech not Move Discerning Listeners?
Richard E. Vatz Attorney General John Mitchell’s famous dictum respecting the Nixon Administration’s intentions regarding desegregation came to mind during..
First Democratic Convention Night Ups and Downs – Some Rhetorical Criticism – Richard E. Vatz About the Convention rhetoric –..
Sen. Obama Picks Sen. Biden Richard E. Vatz The choice of the vice-presidential nominee in national elections is critical, notwithstanding..
From The Baltimore Examiner August 11, 2008 CommentaryRound one to justice, but the fight’s not over — Richard E. VatzRichard..