No tears left for a dying industry
/ May 31, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Once upon a time it used to make me sad whenever I would see yet another story heralding the slow demise of the newspaper industry, the same industry that gave me a great career for more than two decades as a reporter and columnist for some really great newspapers. Reading those stories was similar to…

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The Koch Brothers are Rupert Murdoch on steroids
/ May 31, 2013 0 COMMENTS

  So now the Koch brothers are trying to buy the Tribune newspapers? Well, yes and no. On the surface, sure, that’s what the Billionaire Bros Inc. are working on. But I suspect what they are truly up to is something much deeper and much more threatening. They are essentially following in the footsteps of…

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Hatred smells a lot like ignorance
/ May 30, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Very often, hatred and ignorance are synonymous. A pair of bitter trees growing from the same bitter root. Let’s take a look at what’s going on in Texas, just as an example. The reason why President Obama pushed so hard to reform healthcare was because it needed reforming. That’s why previous presidents stretching back nearly…

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Tavis Smiley used to have sense. No, really.
/ May 29, 2013 1 COMMENTS

                Once upon a time, I was a big fan of Tavis Smiley. The man was articulate, progressive, and I thought (once upon a time) that he was a welcome voice to the congested field of predominantly white talking heads espousing views on any number of issues that,…

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What is it with me and church..?
/ May 28, 2013 0 COMMENTS

I’m not exactly what you would refer to as the church-going type. At best, I attend church about once every season. Part of that has to do with lengthy church services. The other part, I suspect, has a lot to do with me. For whatever reason, I just don’t get the sense of uplift –…

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