Professional Journalism may be our only way to defend this mess we call Democracy

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Professional journalism is the only thing [it seems] between us and the terror of fake news and George Orwell’s predictions like DoubleThink and pronouncements from “The Ministry of Truth.” Journalists must keep doing their job, please, please, please. We need you so badly in this alternative universe we find ourselves in. Also very happy to […]

When the U.S. Government Lies, Democracy Dies

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1960 may have been the year when public trust in the United States government began its long, fitful descent into the dark abyss of mistrust in which we now find ourselves. Strangely, the U.S. government’s slide towards the dark side of deceit might have begun in the modern era with a straight-shooting president:  Ike. President […]

Help the needy, not the greedy.

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Franklin Roosevelt once said , “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” We are likely headed in the wrong direction, Pete Bakke