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To protect the Constitution, read it

September 16, 2018
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To protect the Constitution, read it

Tomorrow marks the passing of 231 years of history since as the National Archives website states: “the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. The National Archives and Records Administration celebrates this important day in our nation’s history..(and)..We encourage teachers and students at all...

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News not fit

September 9, 2018
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“All the news that’s fit to print” Those seven words have adorned the top left corner of the New York Times since 1896. In a 2012 article for bbc.com, W Joseph Campbell, a professor at the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. wrote of the phrase’s origin by then new publisher...

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Hogg’s Media Matters boycott dangerous for democracy

April 8, 2018
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Conservative firebrand and Fox News’ Ingraham Angle host Laura Ingraham spent last week on vacation.  A vacation that as she signed off last Friday said was planned, but to many outside observers (myself included) seemed more a result of a boycott campaign started by Parkland High School student turned gun control activist David Hogg....

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Las Vegas horror preceded by a long list of “If Only”

October 8, 2017
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Las Vegas horror preceded by a long list of “If Only”

As of deadline, the carnage count from the Las Vegas, Route 91 festival shooting is 58.  (59 if you count the shooter, but I refuse to include him alongside his victims.) 58 human souls no longer living, breathing, laughing, loving.  It is America’s worst mass shooting and it was perpetrated by what at this...

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In the past, our future is found: Constitution Day 2017

September 17, 2017
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In the past, our future is found:  Constitution Day 2017

Twelve years after the “shot heard round the world” that sparked the American Revolution and independence from England, delegates from 12 states of the newly formed United States of America convened in Philadelphia to address the mounting growing pains of the young nation.  (Rhode Island was skeptical of the convention and refused to send...

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The press bubble is real, present and dangerous

April 30, 2017
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On January 28, 1961, the CIA gave President Kennedy and his inner circle the latest update on a plan to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The decision making process that would follow we now refer to as “group-think”. Whereby individual members of a group, each more worried about consensus over critical thinking, suppress their...

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