Archive for August, 2010

Mr. Beck Goes to Washington –

Monday, August 30th, 2010

“Now more than ever, Americans love leaders who seem to validate their way of life. This spirit of self-affirmation was at work in evangelicals’ enduring support for Bush, in the enthusiasm for the Dean campaign among the young, secular and tech-savvy, and now in the devotion that Palin inspires among socially conservative women. The Obama […]

Greyhound of the seas – Clipper ship

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

“The clipper ship often shortened to clipper was a fast sailing ship that dominated the seas during the middle of the nineteenth century.  It romanticized the seas and made pop stars of ship masters.  Newspapers followed the voyages of the fastest of this fleet and bets were wagered on transit times.  A true clipper had […]

Marines pour resources into mental health care

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – They have been in harms way for years in two countries, in a branch of the military where toughness and self-reliance have been especially prized for generations. Now the Marines are struggling against an enemy that has entrenched itself over nearly a decade of war: mental illness. via Marines pour resources […]

Editorial Notebook – Say It Loud –

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

“The class assignment for the eighth graders deep in rural Appalachia was to stand up guilt-free about extolling the dialect spoken in their local mountain “hollers.” Sound forth; never mind the “hillbilly” stigma that can especially haunt teenagers. On a visit a decade ago to Ellenboro, W.Va., I delighted to hear Kyre Bartz tell a […]

Flight attendant describes full story with crying baby on Southwest Airlines jet | Dallas Morning News

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Brad Hawkins, a Southwest spokesman, could not provide details about training given to crew members to deal with such situations. He said they were “empowered to simply do the right thing and to maintain the security and the comfort of all customers.” via Flight attendant describes full story with crying baby on Southwest Airlines jet […]

First Amendment confusion in the Dr. Laura and mosque issues

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Dr. Laura’s shocking use of the N-word and racist attitude about inter-racial marriage is offensive. Her shocking lack of a basic knowledge of the First Amendment is, sadly, all too typical. Here’s what she says about why she is quitting her talk show: “I want to regain my First Amendment rights. I want to be […]

Kilpatricks legacy of lyrical written treasures | Dallas Morning News

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

William Murchison: Kilpatricks legacy of lyrical written treasures | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Opinion: Viewpoints. What’s wrong with newspapers – my beloved if shriveling industry? I have a submission: What’s wrong with newspapers is the lack of people who can write like, or who approximate writing like, or who lazily […]