December 27, 2006
Something stinks in Minnesota

McClatchy -- a company that owns numerous newspapers nationwide -- yesterday sold the Minneapolis Star-Tribune for $530 million. What's scary for anyone working in newspapers today (read: me) is the fact that McClatchy bought the paper in 1998 for $1.2 billion. How in the h-e-double hockeysticks does a newspaper drop more than 50 percent in […]

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December 27, 2006
Do as I say, not as I do

The Democrat Party, old media and a plethora of pundits have been decrying for years the commonly held, but incorrect, belief that Iraq had something to do with the 9/11 terror attacks. President Bush has been accused of perpetuating this falsehood because he'll say something about terrorism in the same speech that he says something […]

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December 27, 2006
Gerald Ford, RIP

The only person in U.S. history who served as both president and vice president without having been elected to either post, Gerald R. Ford, died today at 93. Rest in peace.

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December 27, 2006
The wheels of justice move slowly

The Los Angeles Times reported last week that federal Judge Manuel L. Real (about whom I wrote about here) that a judicial discipline council has recommended that he reprimanded. That's the least the council could do. More needs to be done, he needs to be impeached.

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December 26, 2006
The ombudsman's job

An ombudsman is also occassionally knowns as the "reader's representative," they are someone in newspaper newsrooms who is the first contact for the public and is not supposed to be wedded to the company line. Unfortunately, it appears Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell has abdicated this duty to the readers first, the paper second. The […]

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December 26, 2006
Jesus of Nazareth, Marxist

For the past decade it's become a trite saying: What Would Jesus Do? Christians of all stripes have had bracelets or necklaces or other adornments with the "W.W.J.D.?" on them. Unfortunately, for too many people, Jesus' position on any given issue just happens to coincide with what the bracelet's wearer would like to do. This […]

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December 25, 2006
Merry Christmas

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday. Here's a couple of things for you to read on this day. In the You-Thought-You-Had-It-Bad department, Slate rounds up the worst corporate gifts/parties/bonuses. With evidence that there may be liquid H20 on Mars -- and therefore life -- do you think it's really wise to put a […]

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December 22, 2006
Eyes opened

Another Emory University professor has finally had his eyes opened by former President Jimmy Carter. A former president whose legacy has rested on bringing about peace between Arabs and Jews has turned his back on that to become a partisan. A man whose Christian values made him see both sides in a tragic conflict has […]

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December 22, 2006
Incredible

Durham County District Attorney Mike "Prosecutorial Misconduct" Nifong has dropped first-degree forcible rape charges against three Duke lacrosse players. According to the dismissal form, investigator Linwood Wilson interviewed the accuser on Thursday. "The victim in this case indicated that, while she initially believed that she had been vaginally penetrated by a male sex organ ... […]

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December 21, 2006
Why I'm still single Reason #184543957

I found the Fark headline pointing to this sappy story hilarious. Man loses 125 pounds of unwanted weight in order to become a cop, then gets it right back by getting married two days later

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A mom in @ClarkCountySch reads from a graphic assignment her daughter was required to do. Her mic then gets cut off because it’s inappropriate for a public discussion.

Adults can’t handle hearing this content yet they readily give it to kids in school. How does it make sense?

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