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National Sunshine Week? Hardly.
Too many clouds hamper journalism’s ability to tell you what you need to know. Democracy dies in darkness. — motto of The Washington Post Oh, joy — it’s National Sunshine Week. That […]
George HW Bush in hindsight
George H. W. Bush spoke at my Senior Recognition assembly the year I graduated from high school. He was trying to win the GOP nomination that eventually went to Ronald Reagan. My […]
George HW Bush and the Deep State
Let history be our guide One of the few things I agree with the whackadoodle Right about (a very specific subset of the right more generally speaking) is this whole idea of […]
How tolerant am I? How tolerant are you? [Trigger warning]
This article contains inappropriate language regarding race and rape. Actually, the language isn’t suitable for anyone who wishes to be deemed human. This started as a response to a friend, but I […]
Throw the old bums out. Throw them all out.
If you’re young, vote for a younger Congress “Don’t trust anyone over 30.” — Jack Weinberg, 1964 “I’m confident we’re going to win.” — Mitch McConnell, 76, Senate majority leader, during Kavanagh […]
July 4, 2018: What, if anything, can stave off the ruination of the Republic?
Only trust … assuming it can still be found. In 2007, on this overblown, sadly commercialized holiday whose historical moment has been buried by beer, barbecue, patriotic bombast, and over-the-top, often taxpayer-paid […]
Journalism shouldn’t be dangerous — but it is now
When newsrooms need to lock their doors, their ability to serve their readers and viewers is sadly impeded I became a journalist, in part, because I was able to walk through the […]
Bagdikian was right: Don’t allow media to concentrate
Journalism should serve the public, he argued, no one else. Ben Bagdikian, one of the nation’s foremost media critics, died in 2016 at age 96. He left behind warnings about concentration in […]
When is that chemical toxic? Ask the industry-guided EPA
Industry’s concerns trump social concern. Economic activity trumps social concern. If you’d like a reason to be cynical about whether government favors you or favors an industry, look no further than a […]