Citizen, Censored

....were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. In 1787 Thomas Jefferson summarized the essential nature of a free press to ensuring democratic governance with the following lines, written from Paris where he … Continue reading Citizen, Censored

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Trivial Armchair Protest #1

I like Starbucks’ red cup and I’m glad they dressed themselves up for the holidays. I’m annoyed that Nordstrom's is bragging about not dressing up sooner. They sell clothes, after all: if anyone should dress up sooner, it's them. I’m also tired of people casting judgments about how others recognize and celebrate or do not … Continue reading Trivial Armchair Protest #1

In Which I “Interview” Jon Stewart

Good morning, Jon. Thank you for being here this morning. Thank you for having me. I didn't know you also did morning programs. Actually, I think I just stayed up too late. What time is it? Let's get right to it, shall we? After 17 years of attacking the schmucks in the media and in government, there … Continue reading In Which I “Interview” Jon Stewart