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News: Foreign Aid

Local lawyer exports U.S. mediation to India

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 16, 2005
In three months Cincinnatian Robert Rack Jr. overcame marauding monkeys, jealously guarded handwritten records, generations of legal tradition and almost overwhelming demand when he introduced med  

God Directs Bush, Oba Calls the Tune

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 2, 2005
For a second time in recent months, local news media have ignored a stunning story that raises serious questions about President Bush's decisions to commit Americans to war against Iraq. In May, a   

Lemmie's Exit Interview and Smitherman's Churchill Moment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2005
There were no interviews with City Hall reporters from major local news media when Valerie Lemmie left. Instead, the departing city manager talked to the Associated Press' Terry Kinney and The Cinci  

Brave Bureaucrat Releases Race Statistics

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Sleeper of the month was Eric Lichtblau's New York Times story on Aug. 24, printed below the fold on page 1 with a one-column headline. It detailed a new administration effort to suppress data that   

The Untold Story of GI Crimes 'Over There'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 3, 2005
Even if the scent of censorship didn't bring journalists running, the substance of Bob Lilly's new book, Taken by Force, should have. It's the little-known American story of race, sex, interracial s  

State Scandals? Not in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 6, 2005
With perennial fears of a "long hot summer" simmering and Cincinnati City Council and mayoral elections before us, a warning: Beware of news media whose stenographic reporting fails to challenge can  

Ethics and the Gitmo Toilet

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 1, 2005
This column considers an editor with high standards and tries to understand Newsweek's escalating global cock-up. Larry Beaupre lost his job as editor of The Cincinnati Enquirer after he, colleague  

WVXU Supporters Mostly Hold Fast

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Braced for listener hostility to news of WVXU's impending sale, officials at Xavier University were relieved by the paucity of canceled donations. The tightly held secret was unveiled to employees   

News: Fleeing Discrimination

Lesbian couple moving from Ohio to protect child

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Chalk one up for Ohio's anti-gay forces. They're one family closer to their godly Promised Land. Andrea (Andie) and Jane Cosnowsky are leaving because family values newly enshrined in the state  

Playing to WVXU's Strength

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2005
News media in the Cincinnati area are changing dramatically. The U.S. Justice Department raised no objection to Gannett -- owner of The Cincinnati Enquirer and CiN Weekly -- buying most of the regio