• Posts Tagged ‘Walter Cronkite’

    Debatable

    by  • October 5, 2012 • Commentary • 0 Comments

    See, this is why I hate debates. Not simply because my guy “lost,” but because “win” and “lose” are potential outcomes. This isn’t the varsity debate team at the state semi-finals. But that’s how it plays in U.S. politics. The presidential election is not so much the horse race of cliché analogy as a...

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    Going positive

    by  • July 23, 2012 • Commentary • 1 Comment

    How many people have to die to suspend a presidential campaign for a day? Seriously – had, say, only eight persons died in the Aurora shooting, would the candidates have shut down their campaigns? What about five? I ask similar questions of my Basic Reporting students: Suppose Al Qaeda had quietly murdered 3,000 people...

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