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What we have here is a prime example of what I have called “on the one-handism,” what Paul Krugman calls “the cult of balance” and what James Fallows calls the problem of “false equivalence.” The phenomenon derives from a multiplicity of causes but rests on two essential insights. Read more»

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War stories and weirdos of the newsroom are the stuff of legend. From former Tucson Citizen columnist Corky Simpson, a review of a "rollicking account" of the late, great newspaper by former reporters Paul Allen and Peter Pegnam. Read more»

A recent hearing held by the joint investigation board for the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 4, 2011. At the December hearings, New York Times investigative reporter David Barstow said there were more PR people representing those companies testifying than there were reporters in attendance.

"The muscles of journalism are weakening and the muscles of public relations are bulking up—as if they were on steroids." As PR becomes ascendant, private and government interests become more able to generate, filter, distort, and dominate the public debate, and to do so without the public knowing it. Read more» 1

A Northwest Side house was struck by a car after a crash related to a robbery pursuit April 1.

The day of do-it-yourself news has arrived. Now, I'm seriously wondering if I need a newspaper anymore to get me started in the morning. Read more» 1

We are always on the lookout for sharp contributions, thoughtful comments and witty opinion pieces. If you'd like to join the TucsonSentinel.com team, let us know. We need people who have in-depth knowledge about a particular topic, a passion about that topic and/or a desire to share related insights with others. Read more»

Tune into Jim Parisi's talk radio show around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for an interview with yours truly. Read more» 1