The tragedy of Las Vegas prompted me to reflect on gun violence, and my personal history. A Christmas Story It all began innocently enough. In the late 1950s, I received the Christmas gift that every boy dreamt of in that far-off Age of Innocence: a BB gun. For those who have watched “A Christmas Story” … Continue reading Bill Britton: “I am Part of America’s Gun Culture.”
Jacksonville Jaguars players kneeling on Sunday, September 24, 2017 during the playing of the national anthem at the first NFL game since President Trump called for players who take a knee to be fired. Like “taking a knee” during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” flag burning seems truly criminal to many of those who … Continue reading Bill Britton: “Taking a Knee.”
Cándido Ríos Vázquez THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB AND ITS NONPROFIT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE JOIN OUR COLLEAGUES AROUND THE GLOBE IN MOURNING THE DEATH OF CANDIDO RIOS VAZQUEZ, A MEXICAN JOURNALIST WHO REPORTED EXTENSIVELY ON CORRUPTION IN HIS COUNTRY. The 57-year-old, who was in a government program to protect journalists because of threats on his life, was gunned … Continue reading Kathy Kiely: “National Press Club, NPC Journalism Institute Stand With Mexico’s Journalists.”
The Demise of the Local Retailer? ONCE I OWNED A PRETTY SUCCESSFUL HARDWARE/GARDEN SUPPLY STORE, WHICH I SOLD IN 1987. IN TODAY'S DOLLARS SALES PER SQUARE FEET AVERAGED ABOUT $ 600; THE OVERALL AVERAGE IN 2015 FOR HARDWARE STORES WAS $ 176. Of course, the store was situated in an affluent market, but other influences … Continue reading Bill Britton: “Retail’s Seismic Shift.”
THOMAS JEFFERSON'S CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA IS FRONT AND CENTER AROUND THE WORLD AT THE TOP OF NEWS FEEDS, IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES IMPARTING THE INSTANTANEOUS "NEW" NEWS OF THE TRAVESTY AND TRAGEDY OF AN ALT-RIGHT RALLY OVER THE REMOVAL OF A BRONZE STATUE OF GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE HOLDING TIGHT TO HIS BELOVED, BUCKING HORSE TRIGGER. A tragedy and travesty over the … Continue reading Anonymous Submission:* If Robert E. Lee Were Talking, Would We Be Listening?”
THIS PAST WEEKEND IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA BOTH SAW THE PRESIDENCY AND THE NATION DIMINISHED BY EVENTS. The perpetrators of violence in that city have been variously called “right-wing extremists,” members of the “alt-right,” or “neo-Nazis.” Whatever name you might choose, these groups are anti-American. The irony, of course, is that one of their slogans is, “Take America … Continue reading Bill Britton: “President Trump’s Lost Opportunity.”
By Stanford Erickson, a resident of Vero Beach, FL who has worked in journalism 40 years. His website is http://www.StanfordErickson.com. WHAT DO PRESIDENTS FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT, RICHARD NIXON, BILL CLINTON AND DONALD TRUMP HAVE IN COMMON? THEY HAVE ALL SOUGHT TO TRANSFORM AMERICA WHILE KEEPING IT UNIQUE. Most other U.S. presidents over the last 100 … Continue reading Guest Column: Trump Stands Among Presidents Who Transformed the U.S While Keeping it Unique.