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It's Our Anniversary

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Twenty years ago this month images from Rwanda were telecast around the world, and they were images of bones — bones bleached white by the sun and drained dry of blood and flesh — littering roadsides, piled in open graves, stacked in abandoned churches and markets and washed up along the shore lines of small bodies of water.  

Worst Week Ever!: April 2-8

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Tea Party is still looking for its first non-white and angry member, but hardly anyone pays any attention to them anymore.
  

Why CNN Had Malaysia Flight 370 All to Itself

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Imagine when CNN wasn’t there to cover a world-class breaking news story.
  

The Will to Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
My phone rang fairly late one evening during the summer of 2000. I was in bed, but my son was still up. On the phone was a nurse from the nursing home in Vevay, Indiana. My mother was staying there recuperating from knee surgery — her left knee. She had her right one replaced a year earlier.  

Dog Day Afternoon

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
 By now you know that 14-year-old Jashawn Martin was shot to death by half-brothers Miniko Hicks and Donyell Walker in broad daylight March 21 when Martin stopped to watch a fight between two warring factions.  

Worst Week Ever!: March 19-25

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 25, 2014
 Bullies can be such a predictable bunch, always going after nerdy kids and people who are quiet or can’t run very fast  (although, word to the wise — some dorks know karate).  

A Warm Gun

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Boone County Constable Joe Kalil got shot down early last month.  

Sloppy Reporting Mars Interesting Ark Questions

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2014
 Whatever it is, the Ark planned by Answers in Genesis (AiG) won’t be a “replica.”
  

Worst Week Ever!: March 12-18

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2014
A Lubbock news station last week described a massive dust storm as a “haboob” — a meteorological term of Arabic origin. This is the part where people got all pissed off.   

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
My partner’s mother has been dead 11 years now; mine will have been dead nine years in May.  

Worst Week Ever!: March 5-11

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
P&G is the Mitt Romney of corporations, a baby-eating psychopath that no amount of coaxing or media manipulation can transform into something you’d want at your dinner table.  

Media Musings from Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
An Enquirer cover story described a local school program that could have fallen under the old-fashioned rubrics of “shop” or “manual arts.”   

Got Insurance? (Me, Neither. Yet.)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
At a little before 9:20 a.m. I started, for the third time, to create an account on the government’s national Affordable Health Care insurance website, The Marketplace.
  

Henry Heimlich’s New Book Deserves Informed Reviews

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Every reporter has undertaken some assignment without a chance for adequate preparation. It comes with daily journalism.  

German Lopez Heads East

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Ezra Klein writes that Project X will re-imagine the way reporters explain news; German Lopez is going to thrive under that philosophy.