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They would kill our democracy for money

It would have been shocking had Fox News lied about the 2020 election being stolen from Donald Trump because the management and stars believed that nonsense. It would have been shocking had Fox known the truth but passed on lies in the belief that only Trump could save the country. But the ...

Dealing with China no easy task

The House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party held its first hearing this week. In interviews and joint statements Chair Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, and ranking member Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, have made it clear they ...

Pay any price? Bear any burden?

“...we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty.” — John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address Jan. 20, 1961 Those were simpler, though not less dangerous times. The Soviet Union was seen as ...

Can Fox News handle the truth?

An old cynical newsperson jokes about not “letting facts get in the way of a good story.” In today’s world, one might just as easily say, don’t let facts get in the way of audience ratings or viral internet surfing clicks. Such is the newsroom scene unfolding in the case that ...

Carter legacy mixed bag

In 2015, at the age of 90, former president Jimmy Carter released a statement saying that he had metastatic melanoma and that the cancer had spread to his brain. “It’s in the hands of God,” he calmly explained, “whom I worship.” News organizations dusted off obituaries, and tributes ...