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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.”
  

A Warm Gun

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

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.   

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.”   

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.  

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.  

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.  

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.  

The Instigator

1 Comment · Monday, March 3, 2014
I’ve always tried to be cordial to her, especially when I first moved into the building, but Beverly and I have never talked. In fact, she’s made it quite clear she doesn’t like me.  

Mahogany's: Turn Out the Lights

3 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I am not being hard-hearted when I write that the slow, public and painful financial decline of Liz Rogers and her long-lamented Mahogany’s could have long ago been avoided.  

Drama in Kentucky and More Media Musings

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
WDRB-TV Louisville’s general manager, Bill Lamb, implied the Louisville Courier-Journal rigged a statewide poll putting challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes ahead of Mitch McConnell.  

This Land Is Your Land

4 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Florida is no place for black teenage boys to grow old.