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What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate

While this blog takes its name from an iconic movie line, it has never been more true in our society today. News and barbs coming out of our nation’s capital in recent days makes that fact even more evident. There is, it seems, no longer a middle ground – for thought, opinion or conversation. There … Continued

What Happens In Youngstown Won’t Stay In Youngstown

We’ve told you how more than 1,000 newspapers across the country have closed in the past decade. We’ve also told you how despite the fact that a Harvard researcher predicts half of newspapers that survived will last less than another decade, 71% of news consumers think the media business is healthy. There’s a big disconnect … Continued

Virginia Beach Begs the Question: Will Anything Ever Change?

Can it really be? Another mass shooting. More lives senselessly lost. Where do we go from here? Is there any place to go or are we destined to continue to run around in circles in the classic fashion of and definition of insanity. In the wake of Friday’s tragedy in Virginia Beach is it me … Continued

After Midnight, The Image Doesn’t Look Good

If you still don’t understand that politics is different from business, think about this: What business would do a public product rollout after 2 a.m. in the middle of the week? That’s what the House of Representatives in Michigan did the other night with a measure to reform the nation’s most costly auto insurance system. … Continued

Mueller Report Demonstrates: Be Careful What You Retweet

This week I downloaded the Mueller Report and began reading it voraciously. And though I am far from finished reading it word from oft-redacted word, I was immediately shocked by the sheer degree of Russian interference in our democracy and in our election. In particular when it came to social media meddling, the Report demonstrates … Continued