Category Archives: Media

‘Woke’ journalism isn’t good for the credibility of newspapers

This post is not intended to denigrate or harm the feelings of any reader who feels afflicted by social injustice, threaten the ability of reporters to do their jobs, or get any editors fired. I thought I’d better start out … Continue reading

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Trump using public dollars, dirty tricks in reelection bid

We were one of millions of American families that recently received a post card with a summary of the advice you’ve been getting on how to deal with the coronavirus. The card, which was paid for with tax dollars, came … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus pandemic, Democratic Party, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Media, Politics, Republican Party, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

These are my people…or maybe not

I ran an item in my most recent column in The Union (reproduced below) in which I noted a study by the Brookings Institute that tried to explain the great political divide in this country. Brookings developed a profile of … Continue reading

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More shoddy voter deception from NorCal Republicans

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in a contest to fill the vacant District 1 state Senate seat that represents Nevada County, part of Placer County, and other areas north of us. Election day is actually Tuesday, but most people … Continue reading

Posted in Assemblyman Brian Dahle, Democratic Party, Government, Media, Politics, Rep. Doug LaMalfa, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

SPEAKING OF SPORTS: Forget March Madness

Millions of Americans are preparing to goof off at work, take extended lunch breaks, cut classes, and spend the next four days in semi-dark rooms cut-off from civilization as they watch their March Madness brackets blow up in their faces. … Continue reading

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SPEAKING OF SPORTS: MLB confronts its old nemesis

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the infamous Black Sox scandal, Major League Baseball is again grappling with the issue of betting on games. Ever since eight players on the Chicago White Sox were banned from baseball for conspiring … Continue reading

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