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April 11, 2014

Why We Need Local Reporting

LOS ANGELES -- Last Thursday was an interesting news day around here -- and one that highlighted the importance of local reporting as newspapers fade away across the country. A woman named Angela Spaccia was sentenced to 11 years in prison and fined $8 million for 11 felonies. She was fraudulently being... continue

April 03, 2014

Voting Laws: The Last Stand of The Old and The White

NEW YORK -- When the Constitution of the first modern democracy, the United States of America, was written, only about 10 percent of the population of the 13 states was granted the right to vote: white men who owned property. Those were the days, my friend! And it often seems that if 21st-century... continue

March 13, 2014

War as a Spectator Sport

LOS ANGELES -- Sad to say, the most telling commentary on world affairs these days seems to come from comedians. The latest is Jimmy Fallon, the new "Tonight Show" host, who responded to Secretary of State John Kerry's reaction to the news that Russian soldiers were moving into Crimea: ... continue

February 27, 2014

Deep in the Dark Heart of Texas

DALLAS -- Greg Abbott, a former judge and three-term attorney general of the great state of Texas, is expected to be the state's next governor. His official biography puts him on the side of God, the American way and children of all ages: "Attorney General Abbott believes there is no higher power... continue

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