Category : Political Musings
We Deserve Better Than Irresponsible Reporting
We Deserve Better Than Irresponsible Reporting

As a newspaper journalist who cares deeply about good, necessary, and morally grounded journalism, I […]

The end of stewardship, and eventually earth too
The end of stewardship, and eventually earth too

As wildfires rip through California; Mexico City picks through the rubble of more than 40 […]

Hugh Hefner’s Smutty Legacy
Hugh Hefner’s Smutty Legacy

Hugh Hefner died the other day. Many news articles laud him as a civil activist […]

Gun Laws: What We’re Doing is Not Working
Gun Laws: What We’re Doing is Not Working

On March 25, 1911, 123 women and 23 men, young Italian and Jewish immigrants mostly, […]

Ambiguity is guile. Stand against racism.
Ambiguity is guile. Stand against racism.

We’ve lost our moral compass Racism has no grey area. There is no middle ground. […]

What is truth?
What is truth?

Thus, the pursuit of truth is the pursuit God, because at the end of every search for meaning and truth Jesus stands as the ultimate expression of both (Whether or not the seeker acknowledges his or her findings as such is a question investigated another time).

In light of that perspective, Jesus’ claim to Pilate suddenly becomes huge. And Pilate’s question takes on the same.

News fodder is dangerous
News fodder is dangerous

Those news agencies that aren’t as ingrained into the online community haven’t fallen prey to this click-bait storytelling concept: these organizations haven’t sensationalized the Hampshire College story, because it’s trivial.

As an example: 22News, a locally based 24-hour broadcast news station covering Western Mass. has written and posted 42 articles about Hampshire College. The Springfield Republican, a newspaper (not 24/7), which posts its stories on MassLive.com (which is 24/7), has written roughly 15 stories. Western Mass. News, which is on the 24-hour cycle, driving its profit from online traffic, has written about 20 articles about the controversy.

In contrast, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, a local paper covering Hampshire County, not on the 24-hour cycle, has written about 10 articles on the controversy, with about another 10 or so letters and columns submitted to the paper by its readers.

Emanuel: God is with us
Emanuel: God is with us

Truly, Emanuel: God-with-us. Now, in this desperate, painful time, God is with us.

A Trump shaped gun
A Trump shaped gun

America is held hostage by a Trump shaped gun: a vote for anything other than Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is a vote for Mr. Trump.

Post 2017 Presidential Race Debate Rant
Post 2017 Presidential Race Debate Rant

via GIPHY Warning: Political Rant Tonight’s debate left me incredibly disheartened. First off, I’m a […]