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Who is to blame? Misunderstanding news

By Nathan Barton According to an article in Raw Story, a Pew Research Center survey has found that many Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories. My heart bleeds for them.  And for the Fifty States. Here is FND’s … Continue reading

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A new civil war?

By Nathan Barton Warnings or threats or attempts at self-fulfilling prophesy? All kinds of articles and comments are appearing in June about an upcoming civil war.  A war between the “liberals” and the “conservatives.” A war that might actually merit … Continue reading

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Do we care?

By Nathan Barton The news these days is a constant drumbeat of just a few things: the evil actions of the FedGov and especially POTUS (“evil” as defined by the mainstream media), shootings (mostly in/around schools), movies (what is doing … Continue reading

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Redefining the media (Part 2)

By Nathan Barton I have generally distinguished between media differently. (Part 1) First, there is the mainstream media (MSM), with such things as the WaPo, USA Today, New York Times and other major dailies, the “networks” of radio and TV … Continue reading

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Redefining the media

By Nathan Barton Whether we call it the “press” or the “media” or lump it together in the general category of “free speech,” most people (both in the Fifty States and much of the rest of the world) consider their … Continue reading

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Political clowns

By Nathan Barton For years, one of the major “values” of the Fifty States’ – and especially the FedGov’s – politicians has been their entertainment of the masses. The rise of Trump has, of course, made this even more obvious.  … Continue reading

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Fame, wealth, and power, and the greatest of these is… (Part 2 – dealing with predators)

By Nathan Barton In part 1, I tried to dissect this current rash of exposing and (supposedly) punishing sexual predators. Although sexual predation (and abuse) are endemic in human society, those in power, with wealth and influence, and who are … Continue reading

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