The verb “juxtapose,” meaning to place closely together for comparison, can prompt intriguing questions and thoughts about the matters in juxtaposition. The front page of a recent edition of The New York Times carried two items that, thousands of miles… Read More ›
It’s one thing to expect credibility from media sources. Perfection is another matter.
Two hundred forty-six years ago today, Common Sense, authored by Thomas Paine (1737-1809), a 37-year-old immigrant to Philadelphia, was published. According to scholars, the title was a deliberate choice to appeal to the common man about the egalitarian ideals of… Read More ›
Editors’ Note: This is Chapter 4 of a six-chapter expose by ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit “newsroom” that produces investigative journalism “with moral force.” The treatment of children in Tennessee reported here, of whatever race, by local officials, is almost unimaginable…. Read More ›