April 15, 2007
I should've learned to drive a bus

Talk about getting into the wrong business. More than 100 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus and train operators took home paychecks topping $100,000 in fiscal 2006 because of lush overtime earnings that have skewed Metro’s budget and sent pension costs spiraling out of control under a uniquely generous employee retirement plan. I definitely need […]

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April 15, 2007
Do newspapers have a future?

I think we're several decades away (at least) before the newspaper becomes something that kids learn in some elementary school history lesson. (And what will people use to wrap their fish or line their birdcages?) But it's no surprise to anyone that the print media is in some serious trouble. Circulation continues to decline and […]

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April 15, 2007
Downplaying success

Sixty years ago today Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers and baseball's color barrier was shattered. This was seven years before the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education was decided. It was 17 years before the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law. For the […]

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It is now an inevitability that whatever the story, however complex its details, members of the American press will react by announcing who must be forbidden to speak going forward. https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/11/when-journalists-become-speech-police/

Rep.-elect John James (MI) and Rep.-elect Wesley Hunt (TX) are close friends and are first two Black graduates of West Point to enter Congress. They are even from the same class! Both Republicans. No surprise there have been almost zero national media profiles of either or both.

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