Hubris and impeachment

Jumping on the impeachment bandwagon, The New York Times has allowed a 20-something editorial assistant to argue for the House to present a bill of particulars against President Trump. In one of the worst journalistic offenses in recent months, DaTimes allowed Ian Prasad Philbrick to create the news organization’s own articles of impeachment based on those … Continue reading Hubris and impeachment

On board the Democrat train wreck

For some unimaginable reason the Democrats have decided that they can get my vote, bombarding me with insider polls, fundraising requests, and information about a variety of campaigns. I get emails from Team Joe that provide an insight into the fallacious attacks against President Trump. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of energy in … Continue reading On board the Democrat train wreck

Joe Biden’s corrupt hometown

Joe Biden likes to talk about his roots in Scranton, Pennsylvania. What he doesn’t talk about is how Scranton is one of the most politically corrupt cities in the country today and has been so for years. After federal officials recently convicted more than two dozen local officials from Scranton area, The Philadelphia Inquirer called … Continue reading Joe Biden’s corrupt hometown

Ageism: the forgotten form of discrimination

Ageism doesn’t get the headlines that other -isms do, but it’s just as prevalent in the workplace as any of the other forms of discrimination. I’m actually quite good at my job. But my new supervisor has decided I’m not meeting  his standards. During the past semester, I earned student ratings of 4.7 out of five, … Continue reading Ageism: the forgotten form of discrimination

Is a college degree worth it?

As a college professor for 25 years, I have started to think a degree may not be worth it. A liberal arts degree has become exactly that: a degree in liberalism. The average cost for tuition is about $10,000 a year at state schools for residents and $25,000 for out-of-state residents. Private colleges run more … Continue reading Is a college degree worth it?

Diversity of opinion is not welcome here

The retirement party for a longtime colleague happens tomorrow, but I’m not welcome to attend. That’s because she thinks I’m a racist. After working together for 14 years, she hasn’t spoken to me after I wrote last year about how five teenagers surrounded me, harassed me, and spat on me. The teenagers were young African-American … Continue reading Diversity of opinion is not welcome here

A Farewell to China

The government of China apparently has decided it doesn't want me to teach journalism there. For the past four years, I have traveled each summer to Guangzhou in South China, where I have taught research and reporting in the International School of Jinan University. But the permissions from the government proved so restrictive this year … Continue reading A Farewell to China

Obama and the Mueller Report

The Obama administration failed to stop Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election. That’s a key point that media and Democrat bloviators have failed to acknowledge in the debate over the Mueller Report. In the report, the special prosecutor states that Russia began interfering in American democracy in 2014. The effort blossomed into a robust … Continue reading Obama and the Mueller Report

Assange: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

Is Julian Assange a journalist, a whistleblower, or a thief? Before being implicated in the acquisition and release of the Hillary Clinton campaign’s emails in 2016, Assange and WikiLeaks published diplomatic cables and video footages of an airstrike that killed two Reuters photographers, provided by Chelsea Manning. WikiLeaks describes itself as a “media organization” that … Continue reading Assange: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

The New York Times v. Fox

The New York Times spent six months, including more than 150 interviews, to create a three-part series attacking the Murdoch family and Fox. Keep in mind that DaTimes gave us the Jayson Blair affair, Judith Miller’s over-the-top reporting on Iraq, and partisan accounts opposing the Trump presidency. Moreover, Fox is far from the biggest organization … Continue reading The New York Times v. Fox

The Day the News Died

The media meltdown about the Mueller investigation has underlined the corruption of journalism in the United States. That corruption started in the 1980s when journalism emphasized making money over creating public debate, wended its way through significant ethical scandals from Jason Blair, Brian Williams, and others to the Rolling Stone’s rape of the University of … Continue reading The Day the News Died

Flyover Country: The Real News About Floods

The national media haven’t paid a lot of attention to the Midwest floods, which, as it turns out, is a good thing. As a result, I have read and watched the local news coverage in flyover country and looked at social media posts from friends who live in the Midwest, which provide a far more … Continue reading Flyover Country: The Real News About Floods

Mass Shootings: Journalists Are Accessories After the Fact

After the New Zealand massacre, the media need to consider a serious problem about how journalism encourages mass murderers. It’s interesting that a voice from left, investigative reporter Mark Follman of Mother Jones wrote in DaTimes that journalism is part of the problem—a stance I’ve taken for years. “There is a growing body of forensic … Continue reading Mass Shootings: Journalists Are Accessories After the Fact

The Power of Trump’s Nicknames

One of the most enjoyable parts of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for president was his ability to create nicknames that captured the weaknesses of his opponents. Although Trump may not need any help, I’d like to propose a few as the 2020 campaign starts in earnest. Elizabeth Warren can keep her well-earned moniker of Pocahontas—as … Continue reading The Power of Trump’s Nicknames

Washington: A City of Losers

When it comes to sports, Washington is the home of losers and crybabies. That’s why the city can’t understand why Bryce Harper left. The Washington Post described his decision to leave DC for Philly: “He left adulation and a city that loved him for a new start in America’s No. 1 town for boos.” Actually, … Continue reading Washington: A City of Losers