Category Archives: Writing/Journalism

Clearing up some confusion

My  posting in the Columbia Missourian concerning Missouri ballot issue titled “Amendment No 2,” was written before the shootings in Aurora Colorado (I lived in Denver for 25-years) and has nothing to do with the Second Amendment of the Constitution. … Continue reading

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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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