Category Archives: Writing/Journalism

An Open Letter to J. Karl Miller

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J. Karl Miller is a friend and fellow columnist on Thursdays for the Columbia Missourian. He is the conservative to my liberal points of view. We have defended each other many a time and have disagreed often. He is a … Continue reading

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“Meet the Press” Religion and Politics

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[On Sunday, April 8, Meet the Press had a discussion titled “Religion and Politics.” (Start at 18:18)  Part of that conversation included a remark by Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham and a religious leader in … Continue reading

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The 21st Century Resume

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A headline from the Wall Street Journal -Careers blog of January 24, 2012: Your Resume v. Oblivion: Inundated companies resort to software to sift job applicants for right skills, by Lauren Weber. There is great satisfaction when the WSJ echoes … Continue reading

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Making Ourselves Better News Consumers

Many consumers of the news have their own standard of journalistic ethics and possible news bias; disclose it. For most editorialists, party, issue or candidate affiliation is usually not the issue. In fact, these men and women are opinion writers … Continue reading

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Allen West – Behavior unbecoming a U.S. Representative

Is this the way our legislators treat each other? Is Allen West (R-Fl) really someone the tea party wants to support? Is he the vision that the Republicans really want? And where is the report coming from? Fox News. Here … Continue reading

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July 4 is for hope

It is the Fourth of July as I write and though I should be taking the time off to relax and reflect, I am self-employed and work does not just turn off; even this, the writing my weekly commentary. My … Continue reading

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It’s About Politics

Last week I wrote a somewhat scathing column in the Columbia Missourian concerning the attempt of the ACLU’s Eastern Missouri Affiliate to disband the Mid-Missouri Chapter. Needless to say, that that commentary resulted in numerous responses, mostly good, some bad … Continue reading

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I am a “self-hating Joooo”

“Arrrgggg! Where are these people getting these thoughts? These conspiracies that liberals and President Obama are out to destroy the world, one person at a time? Why do we give FoxNews a moment of our time? Why do I care? … Continue reading

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Long-form journalism now on your e-reader

News services and book genres such as nonfiction, current events and American history might have new avenues to explore for distribution and style. What happened May 1 through 11 has changed the rules, and writers and journalist must take note. … Continue reading

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