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Journalist Not Enemy of People

August 16, 2018

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“Fake news.” Biased reporting.” But there’s a new melody now, a new thread added by Trump. “Enemy of the people.” It’s an old phrase, one used all the way back to Roman times, as well as the Soviet Union against dissidents. A form even appeared in Nazi Germany, when Jewish people were called an “enemy […]

Dog Days and News

August 2, 2018

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Once upon a time this part of summer, especially August, was known as the dog days. Everything went w-a-y d-o-w-n like a snoozing hound. Schools were out. So was the sun. Everyone, it seemed, was on vacation or about to be. Including those slow-motion clowns in Washington. The definition of important news changed too during […]