Archive for August, 2009

Driving while using a cell phone

Monday, August 31st, 2009

There are two questions: Is driving while talking on a cell phone safe? and Is it as dangerous as driving while drunk? After reviewing some earlier studies, and looking at a new Virginia Tech study, I’d say the answer is a definite yes to the first question; and a probably not ...

Ted Kennedy and the Civics Lesson

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

In 1970, when I was in eighth grade, I took a Current Events class. During the previous summer, Ted Kennedy drove his car into the Chappaquiddick, leaving his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, in the car; she was found dead the next day. The case came up in Civics class. I defended ...