Dear Media: Get Mitt Romney Off My Television NOW!

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This is the final time I should have seen Mitt Romney on my television screen….

But noooo! Election Day is over, the polls are closed, the pundits have moved on to the fiscal cliff. And Mitt Romney is coping with his loss by eating take-out turkey. Why do I know this? Because when it comes to Romney’s post-election life, mainstream media clearly drank the Kool-Aid.… [Read more]

Why is This News? Should Some Things Be Considered “Newsworthy” At All?

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I’ll admit it. I’m probably the least political writer on this site.

I write a lot about education, and occasionally I’ll get fired up enough to write about my political leanings in areas like abortion and women’s rights.  I’ll write political leaders letters when I feel like they have taken a wrong turn, which is often since you know…government.… [Read more]

James’ War

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The Confession:

I sometimes ask myself, “What the hell am I doing writing a ‘news’ column?” I’m just some guy, right? Just another opinion, just one more voice out of millions pushing and shoving through a fatally overcrowded mob scene, one more vulture scavenging for a bone to pick dry.

Just reading the news is an excruciating process for me.… [Read more]

It’s A Wrap – Week In Review February 19, 2012

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The Twitter feeds have been very active; so much has happened. Two things have dominated the news this week: the religious wrongs right’s imposition of their values on the rest of us (so much for religious freedom, huh?), and extensive coverage of Whitney Houston‘s life and legacy. For the latter, a wonderful tribute celebrating her life and impact she on the world of music made so many of us reflect on her talent.… [Read more]

News We Could Use

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Despite being a writer for a news website and despite its headquarters being just a 15-minute bus ride from my house, I was unaware of one the world’s most important news sources until recently. It’s called Voice of America, and it broadcasts globally via radio, television and internet in 45 languages. When I found out that they give guided tours of their studio, I jumped at the chance to attend one.… [Read more]