Interview with E&P

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This is from the March 2011 issue of Editor and Publisher. By Rob Tornoe An irreverent yet unassuming humorist, Tina Dupuy, syndicated by Cagle Cartoons, has been making waves in newspapers across the country since starting her weekly column back in 2010. An obsession with famed San Francisco Chronicle satirist Art Hoppe led Dupuy down […]

Jury Service: Business Casual for Blind Justice

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I consider myself to be a decent citizen. I vote. I recycle. I don’t litter. I yield to most pedestrian traffic. But when I received notice I was selected for jury service, I did what every red-blooded American does – I wondered if I should pretend it got lost in the mail. “Notice? What notice? […]

It’s Time for a Pro-Quality-of-Life Movement

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The problem with the pro-life movement is their concerns for “life” end at birth. While writing a story about the famed Octomom (who living up to her comic book villain moniker managed to incense both pro-life and pro-choice groups), one of the pro-life advocates I interviewed explained they were concerned with “life that needs to […]

This is What a Populist Movement Looks Like

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Last week the Tea Party proved itself once and for all to be anti-populist. Now, I know their press says Tea Partiers are just regular Joe the Unlicensed Plumbers, angry about government fill-in-the-blank. That’s been the story ever since they first rallied against people who found themselves on the wrong end of an adjustable rate. […]

Why Republicans Should Support Planned Parenthood

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The GOP wants to paint itself as fiscally conservative. In the face of all evidence to the contrary (i.e. George W. Bush skyrocketing the size of government and the unpaid tax cuts bearing his name being championed by his party), they want to pretend they’re the “grownups” on budgetary matters. Yes, conservatives are prudent and […]

Obama Policies Ensure the GOP Never Has to Defend Bush

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This year the 40th President of the United States’ 100th birthday was on February 6th. There was a weeklong celebration of adoring tributes to Ronald Wilson Reagan. The Grand Old Party went all out – using the occasion to give a platform to their party’s 2012 presidential hopefuls. Every potential GOP candidate from the obscure […]

Christianity Has Evolved…Too

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Christians were not always opposed to evolution – mainly because Christianity has progressed and made slow, significant changes over time. Darwin’s theory of evolution is 160 years old. Christianity has been thriving for more than 1700 years. So, evolution denial is a new modification for the religion. Has the church ever been against science before? […]

Government Workers are the New Illegal Aliens

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Did you know the government can’t create jobs? Nearly two years ago on CNN, former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said, “Not in the history of mankind has the government ever created jobs.” And then, “Trust me.” When Steele said those words, he was widely panned. It was dismissed on the right as a […]

Actor Tom Ferguson Dead at 65

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Tom Ferguson was an actor. You’ve never heard his name. You wouldn’t have recognize him if you sat next to him at a restaurant. He was a B-movie character actor. I used to introduce him as the consummate redneck sheriff in at least five movies with “bikini” in the title. It was an exaggeration, of […]

At Least Stand By Your Free Speech

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Last Saturday morning 20 people were shot in a Tucson Safeway parking lot by a 22-year-old who stated on YouTube he “won’t pay debt with a currency that’s not backed by gold and silver.” Fifteen minutes after the news broke, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tweeted, “The price of gold today is at $1,368.90 an […]

 
 
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