Every professor worth his or her salt can write clearly, informatively and provocatively. Give us a place to communicate broadly, in plain language, and I am betting that the professors that Mr. Kristof is hailing will answer the call.
In this new environment, the concept of the editorial page as advancing a particular ideological orientation became obsolete as we do not have varieties of political orientations anymore. We have strong polarization of opinions.
In America today, it seems like we are always striving for something. To be bigger, better than who we are. We're never content with what we have. But why? Where did this sense of not being enough come from?
As anyone with an iota of common sense and a modicum of integrity knows, the core problem is the ready availability of guns and our gutless politicians who are too intimidated by the gun lobby to do anything about it.
We have entered a new age of political discourse in which Americans, sheeplike, are content to think in sound bites and elect a president based on who can deliver the best campaign slogans and punch lines.
"Like" is a verbal virus that, especially in the case of American female vocal cords, so often sounds like nails on a blackboard -- an acoustic atrocity that I simply do not wish to overhear, as a citizen-taxpayer of the male gender and grateful member of our Republic.
As the flood waters recede and the news cycles resumes its deafening roar, we stand to gain from one more lesson learned: while our human-made problems and conflicts seem indomitable, they are the only ones we truly have the power to resolve.
How can a corporate news network present objective news on any issue if it is financially supporting a political candidate or promoting a message to a specific audience? The answer is simple: it can't.
Ninety years ago last week, 100 people heard that first KDKA broadcast that Warren G. Harding defeated James M. Cox. Happy 90th birthday Radio, the original Wi-Fi, and thanks for the roots, the memories, and the lessons learned.