Snooping threat to the free press
In “All the President’s Men,” reporter Bob Woodward conducts late-night meetings with a source in a parking garage.
Life lessons from a trial lawyer
“I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night.
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight”
— Jim Steinman
Seizure of AP phone records an insult to independent press
Distrust of government secrecy has been elevated to an exceptional level with the disclosure the Justice Department covertly examined two months of Associated Press phone records to determine who leaked details to the AP about a foiled terrorist plot.
We've become our own worst enemies
The past couple months have been marked by a seeming unprecedented number of man-made tragedies, as distinct from those caused by violent outbursts of the natural world, such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis.
Obama out to pass the blame once again
One big reason President Obama has had such a tough week is that, for once, nobody – not even members of his own party and his usually adoring press corps – is going to buy his standard line that anything wrong is due to “the mess I inherited.”
Not returning calls is bad business
News out of Pinehurst Tuesday morning was alarming concerning a Beaumont business local city leaders are trying to contact over the phone.
Flashbacks revive memories of a tragedy
I remember the day like it was yesterday – Dec. 15, 1967, a few minutes before 5 p.m. in Ironton, Ohio.
A few 'tells' predict who will blow their money
During Kentucky Derby week, gambling was at the forefront of my life.
The plot to make America fat
In the 2008 Pixar movie “WALL.E,” humans so clogged up the earth with garbage they had to move to spaceships. Motorized chairs ferried the obese blobs portraying people of the future, who sipped liquids from massive cups and sat mesmerized by video screens.
Some baby names should never be used
Many years ago, I was at an event where former newspaper columnist and now author Dave Barry was signing copies of his latest book.
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