Meacham Optimistic America Will Win the Battle for its Better Angels.

As published by The National Press Club's The Wire on June 23, 2018 June 20, 2018 | By Kristina S. Groenning | ksgroennings@pbs.org Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham told a June 20 Book Rap audience that Time magazine's request for his thoughts on the violence in Charlottesville, Va. led to the thesis for … Continue reading Meacham Optimistic America Will Win the Battle for its Better Angels.

Standford Erickson: “Taking a Knee at an NFL Football Game.”

You could not be drafted for the Viet Nam war until the age of 26 but I was drafted when I was 25 and 9 months. Most of my fellow graduate students who were drafted did not serve. They went to Canada, had bone spurs or said they were “gay”.  You would get out of … Continue reading Standford Erickson: “Taking a Knee at an NFL Football Game.”

Stanford Erickson: Holding Journalists Accountable.

           I worked with some 250 or so journalists as a Bureau Chief in Washington, DC,  Editor in Chief in New York City and a Publisher in New York City and Philadelphia. Most of these journalists would disagree with what I am presenting here. I do not do it lightly because … Continue reading Stanford Erickson: Holding Journalists Accountable.

Bill Britton: Taking a Knee.

         At first glance, the National Football Leagues owner’s threat to suspend players who “take a knee” during the playing of the National Anthem seems patriotic, at least on the surface, since those who commit this act seem to have political outlooks contrary to those of “mainstream” America. When asked what the … Continue reading Bill Britton: Taking a Knee.

Kalb Report: A bleak future for U.S.-Russian Relations April 18, 2018 | By Gil Klein | Gilbert.klein@me.com

Try as he might, moderator Marvin Kalb could not get any one of his four guests on Monday’s “Kalb Report” to give an optimistic prediction on the future of U.S. relations with Russia. With President Trump in the crosshairs of an investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, and with American and Russian interests … Continue reading Kalb Report: A bleak future for U.S.-Russian Relations April 18, 2018 | By Gil Klein | Gilbert.klein@me.com

Is it Too Much to Ask for NYC Mayor de Blasio and New York Governor Cuomo to Work Together to Fix New York City Subways?

As reported in the New York Times on February 4, 2018, the New York City subways are "doddering.  Should they collapse, which on any given day does not seem a preposterous thought, the city would come treacherously close to having to put up a 'going out of business' sign. The state might as well then summon … Continue reading Is it Too Much to Ask for NYC Mayor de Blasio and New York Governor Cuomo to Work Together to Fix New York City Subways?

Executive Chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group “Dislikes and Fundamentally Distrusts the Print Media, Which He Believes ‘Serves No Real Purpose'”.

David Smith, Executive Chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group The Society of Professional Journalists is profoundly disappointed by comments made by David Smith, executive chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group, as reported on April 3, 2018 in New York magazine. The Daily Intelligencer reported on April 3, 2018 that David Smith, the executive chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group, "said … Continue reading Executive Chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group “Dislikes and Fundamentally Distrusts the Print Media, Which He Believes ‘Serves No Real Purpose'”.