Donald Trump and the Sad State of American Journalism

Today’s news media seem to exhibit three main qualities: Pandering – Telling people what they want to hear; never offending anyone, no matter the issue, ala the major news networks including PBS Repetition – Repeating the same thing over and over ad nauseum, ala CNN Rudeness – Shoutfests masquerading as dialogue, ala almost every cable news…

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The Demise of the American Tea Party

Rand Paul’s lackluster performance thus far in the Republican polls and debates is no surprise. The self-described libertarian is the chief proponent of an anti-government strain of thought that is at once elitist, exclusionary and at odds with Amercian political throught and tradition. Read more …

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Wide Eyes on the Streets of Brooklyn

TDV travelled to Brooklyn yesterday to visit with family members. On the surface, Brooklyn is an exciting and vibrant place, and we had a wonderful time walking Ft. Greene Park and surrounding avenues with great little shops, restaurants and bars. Beneath the surface, however, as Spike Lee has discussed recently, it felt like something was happening that…

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