There’s a fine line between whistleblower and ‘Benedict Arnold’

Uncomfortable truth of the day: history is written by the winners. Think about it for a minute – we’re talking about the difference between how we view the Founding Fathers and how we see the Rebels of the Confederacy. More on this in a minute. I mentioned over the weekend that most Americans seem to […]

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Lautner's Texas Tornado

‘Fluffy cows:’ Internet meme gone horribly awry?

I have a confession to make: I used to own fluffy cows. W e l l … That’s not exactly true. They weren’t actually cows, that is. They were steers, as it turns out, and maybe once or twice there were heifers, but never actually a fluffy cow. Oh, and as it turns out, the […]

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Government overreach in the era of partisan politics

I worry that most Americans have forgotten the story of Goldilocks. In some sense, the little girl’s adventures in the home of the three bears was a story about moderation. Papa Bear’s porridge was too hot, Mama’s was too cold, but Baby Bear’s was just right, or something to that effect. Goldilocks popped into my […]

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Rosie the Riveter

Feminist backlash over ad poses question about gender roles

I didn’t realize there was a controversy over Swiffer until I came across some random Facebook posts this morning. Doing a little digging, I found out that Proctor & Gamble’s Swiffer marketing folks have gotten themselves into a feminist firestorm over an ad for their product, portraying a Rosie The Riveter-esqe character using a Swiffer […]

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The rise of ‘knowledge’ and ‘solutions’ journalism

Earlier in the week I wrote about the importance of the Constitutionally-backed Freedom of the Press, and in so doing acknowledged that as a member of the so-called “trade media” (so called because our publication is targeted to a specific “trade,” industry or profession), I often have some sharp criticisms about my brethren in the […]

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