A modest proposal

I propose that we, the people, begin to enforce these 10 steps to bring our runaway government under control. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, andContinue reading “A modest proposal”

The end of journalism as I knew it

All my life as a journalist, I have tried to write in a way that was fair to all sides of an issue and masked whatever my personal opinion was, because the idea was to present the facts of a story accurately. This is the authentic beginning of a news story that cleared the AssociatedContinue reading “The end of journalism as I knew it”

The morning news

In the last 24 hours … Thousands of couples around the world celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends. Millions of business transactions occurred smoothly, with buyer and seller both satisfied. Millions of charitable acts also took place. Billions of people shared a laugh — or at least a chuckle — or maybeContinue reading “The morning news”

Glad … for independent thought

I’m so glad we … have reason and free will. Moms used to say, “If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you do it, too?” and that was how we knew we didn’t have to do what everyone else does. Moms would say things like you have two ears and one mouth and youContinue reading “Glad … for independent thought”

The assassination of Margaret Thatcher

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains general discussion of the fourth season of the television series The Crown, which debuted last week. If you like to watch a program without knowing what happens, come back at a later date after viewing the show. This Brittanica article describes Margaret Thatcher as “The only British prime minister toContinue reading “The assassination of Margaret Thatcher”