Posts Tagged ‘ democrats ’

Journalism sinks to the bottom of The Atlantic

September 13, 2020
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In October, 2016 I wrote my “American press playing Russian roulette with election coverage” column. It asked the questions: “But what happens when that free press abridges itself? What happens when that “free press” abandons its special place under the Constitution in favor of promoting its own group ideology and supporting but one single...

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“A girl in Iowa” killed by politics

August 26, 2018
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A couple of miles north of Interstate 80, sandwiched between the college towns of Des Moines to the west and Cedar Falls and Iowa city to the east sits Brooklyn, Iowa. Give or take a couple hundred people up or down and a famous young denizen, Brooklyn is pretty much any small rural town...

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My “pal” Jan

August 12, 2018
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It started with a single email on a single column: “Although it’s getting harder all the time, I’ve always said as long as there are voices like yours, our country will make it. Hang in there,Geoff, & thanks. Jan Burnidge” Over the years, that single email turned into hundreds and a friendship more valued...

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Fresno State’s Castro lets Jarrar slither free

April 29, 2018
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Well, well, well, the verdict is in. And sadly it’s the exact verdict I predicted last week. No, I’m not bemoaning that a Pennsylvania jury found Bill Cosby, once known as “America’s Dad”, guilty on three counts of sexual assault. Yes, the story is sad. Sad for all his victims. Sad that justice took...

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A lesson in class

April 22, 2018
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When former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away this past Tuesday she left Rosalyn Carter as the last surviving member of a generation of First Ladies that bridged the gap between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boomers. Born in the mid1920’s their childhood was an America caught in the grips of the Great...

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Want a better 2018? Buy the Democrats a mirror.

January 7, 2018
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Want a better 2018?  Buy the Democrats a mirror.

Last October I penned a column with the following observations: “America today, for all practical purposes, is two countries under one flag”, noted that “The next generation of Americans will either be governed by facts and the rule of law, or feelings and the emotion of the day;” and declared “Like it or not,...

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