Standing on the south lawn

Late last week, as the White House Press Corps settled into the latest version of “new normal” at the White House – that being no briefings, appearances by the president only in small pool sprays and …

Sympathy for the Devil

Just before President Donald Trump took the stage at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virigina on Aug. 24, the loudspeakers began blaring a song by The Rolling Stones: “Sympathy for The…

About the free press

The United States has been a curious experiment in government from its inception. Highly influenced by the Magna Carta, our forefathers sought to govern themselves. No king. No despot. No tyrant. A na…

The backbone of journalism

During the American Revolution, community newspapers in the embryonic country bound citizens together with provocative editorials and news of the day as citizens rose up to break free of the tyranny o…

In the pursuit of civility

The old-fashioned snail mail letter was quick and to the point as well as being in all caps: “The felon Hillary lost her fat sloppy ass and you fruit cakes just can not get over that fact. Now go to y…

Just ask the question!

During the course of my career I’ve often been asked to speak to young reporters and students regarding the art of questioning. It boils down to “Ask the darn question.”…