Three ‘Founding Mothers’ Describe How Women Built NPR

Daniel Moore dmoore@post-gazette April 29, 2021 As Linda Wertheimer rode the bus to work ahead of National Public Radio’s first broadcast in 1971, mobs of antiwar protesters tried to throw tear gas canisters through the windows. Braving the nauseating smoke, she finally made it to the fledgling station, where a group of talented and under-paid … Continue reading Three ‘Founding Mothers’ Describe How Women Built NPR

A Guide to QAnon. Who is it?

QAnon (/ˌkjuːəˈnɒn/), or simply, Q, has claimed to be a high-level government official with Q clearance, (a person) who had access to classified information involving the Trump administration and its opponents in the United States.  Q is apparently a person. A Q Clearance is equivalent to a United States Department of Defense Top Secret clearance. Anyone possessing an active Q clearance is always categorized … Continue reading A Guide to QAnon. Who is it?

Doesn’t Florida Rep. Grall’s HB 241 Violate the Protection of a Student’s Confidentiality When the School Communicates With Parents?

Erin Grall, Florida State Representative, District 54, Vero Beach, Florida. Excerpt from Section 3. Section 1014.02, Florida Statutes (1) "The Legislature further finds that important information relating to a minor child should not be withheld, either inadvertently or purposefully, from his or her parent, including information relating to the minor child's health, well-being, and education, while … Continue reading Doesn’t Florida Rep. Grall’s HB 241 Violate the Protection of a Student’s Confidentiality When the School Communicates With Parents?

What Was Former Vero Beach, FL Mayor Jay Kramer Doing at the “America First” Rally That Led to an Insurrection of the United States Capitol?

Vero Beach, Florida’s newsweekly 32963 staff writer Ray McNulty wrote on January 28, 2021 that “FBI agents seek to question former Mayor Jay Kramer.” Mr. McNulty reported that former Vero Beach, FL Mayor and current Republican Executive Chairman Jay Kramer “refused to talk to FBI agents who wanted to question him about his activities while attending then-President … Continue reading What Was Former Vero Beach, FL Mayor Jay Kramer Doing at the “America First” Rally That Led to an Insurrection of the United States Capitol?

Florida HB 1 and Defunding the Police.

One of The Florida League of Cities main platforms fit under the ideological umbrella of Home Rule, the idea that local governments — more than 400 of which are represented by the League — should have considerable discretion in governing themselves The Florida legislature keeps chipping away at “Home Rule,” as HB1 would authorize elected officials … Continue reading Florida HB 1 and Defunding the Police.

Op-Ed: Is $32,200 a Living Wage?

By Bill Britton  President Biden’s American Recovery Plan totals $1.9 billion and included a minimum wage rise to $15 per hour, before the House of Representatives parliamentarian struck down the latter because of arcane procedural rules.  Let’s examine that $15 per hour minimum and put it in the context of today’s economic reality. At $15 … Continue reading Op-Ed: Is $32,200 a Living Wage?

Marty Baron’s 2020 Commencement Address at Harvard University.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11: Marty Baron, Washington Post Executive Editor, poses for a photo on February 11, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/ The Washington Post via Getty Images) "Marty" Baron is an American journalist who has been editor of The Washington Post since December 31, 2012, after having been editor of … Continue reading Marty Baron’s 2020 Commencement Address at Harvard University.

Op-ed: Doublethink Redux?

Donald Trump has offended every foreign country he's about to visit. International Business Times. May 21, 2017 By Bill Britton  As a humanist and progressive, I am an outlier in the social and political reality that exists in America today. You might well call me the antithesis of Trump and his minions. I don’t consider … Continue reading Op-ed: Doublethink Redux?

5G Towers are Popping Up. Latest Developments.

Here are recent developments at the federal, state and local level regarding the "performance or usage of 5G in the U.S." Federal developments A lawsuit by the Environmental Health Trust against the FCC continues in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Brief is at Environmental Health Trust v. FCC, No. 20-1025 (D.C. Cir. July 29, 2020).  … Continue reading 5G Towers are Popping Up. Latest Developments.

America is at a Tipping Point…

The Nation’s Health Care Crisis: “This Country cannot continue to tolerate the severe disparities we have – based on neighborhood, education or skin color – in life expectancy, medical debt, access to mental-health or dental care, the ability to fill prescriptions, having a regular doctor, or simply having enough to eat.” Our inequalities are “visible … Continue reading America is at a Tipping Point…