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Sitting Sterling’s Shiva

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling thinks all black people stink.  

Considering the "Double Effect"

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
My undergraduate journalism students never were livelier than when they explored what philosophers and ethicists call the Principle of the Double Effect.  

Worst Week Ever!: April 30-May 6

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Neighborhood activists have called for City Councilman Christopher Smitherman’s ouster as a committee chairman in light of comments he recently made accusing black people of not doing enough to stop violence.  

Nearly Half a Century

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The best parts of growing older are experience, grace, laughter, wisdom and memories and growing older itself because the alternative is death and I wouldn’t trade the raggedy edges of my sometimes uncertain life for all the death I once lusted for.  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Reporters jumped on official revelations that the latest Ft. Hood shooter had been treated for emotional problems.  

The Gay (K)not

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 15, 2014
There is a chasm between the law, love, marriage and homosexuality in America, but they keep bumping into one another like they’re on the prowl in a gay bar: doing that Stranger Tango — checking one another out from a distance until one makes The Move.   

Orchids and Onions for Our Sole Surviving Daily

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 15, 2014
It’s Orchids and Onions, Darts and Flowers for Curmudgeon’s home-delivered Enquirer.   

Media Musings from Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Monday, April 14, 2014
The Enquirer recently took down a story by a “contributor” who works for the organization her story promoted.   

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.
  

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.  

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).  

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.”