“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it?
FCC: Move to digital hasn't improved local news reporting
From the “The Feds Are The Last To Know Department”: The Federal Communications Commission released a study today reporting that an “explosion of online news sources in recent years has not produced […]
It's the Gummit City Gs: Greed, Guns, Gas and Gingrich (by Paul Szep)
An open letter to President Barack Obama: congratulations – now, how will you spend your political capital?
The American Parliament: our nation’s 10 political parties
Part two in a series. Forgive me for abstracting and oversimplifying a bit, but one might argue that American politics breaks along the following 10 lines: Social Conservatives Neocons Business Conservatives Traditional […]
Conservatives, Progressives and the future of representative democracy: what would an American Parliament look like?
Part one in a series. A little thought experiment for a Monday morning… Over the past few years I have tried to make as much sense as I could out of the […]
The town the War of 1812 built
by Talbot Eckweiler Part four in a five-part series. Constance Barone sits at her office desk and adjusts her spectacles. For the last eight years, she’s been the site manager for Sackets Harbor […]
Raptor rehab helps birds, people, parks
Moonlight, a male American barn owl. Moonlight was bred in captivity for educational purposes by Talbot Eckweiler Part three in a five-part series. Ava, Moonwink, Bella, Starlight: they are but a few […]
New York's state parks an easy target in times of budgetary crisis
Text and photos by Talbot Eckweiler Part one in a five-part series. EDITOR’S NOTE: New York again faces a devastating state budget shortfall. Last year, when wrestling with an $8.2 billion budget […]
Journalism Accomplished: why aren't news organizations telling the whole truth in Wisconsin and why aren't the state's conservatives demanding secession?
I tend to avoid programs produced by major network news divisions like I would the galloping herpes, but I do occasionally tune into CBS Sunday Morning. In its better moments, Charles Osgood […]