RALEIGH -- Every day in the online journal Jewish World Review, publisher Binyamin Jolkovsky solicits prayers from readers for a friend who is ailing.
But if a recent study of the "medicinal power of prayer" is to be believed, then such pleadings aren't worth the trouble.
The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.