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ASU prof says Trump media attacks are endangering democracy

In a scathing report recounting his complaints about individual media outlets and journalists, calls for changes to libel laws and prosecution of leakers, a journalism advocacy group said President Trump’s treatment of the press has eroded public trust in the media. ... Read more»

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Billions of relief dollars for small businesses stuck in Congress quicksand

Replenishment of a federal loan program for small businesses failed to get Senate approval Monday amid a dispute over money for coronavirus testing. ... Read more»

Congressional Dems want more federal cash to combat hunger during pandemic

Democratic lawmakers want to prioritize food insecurity in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. ... Read more»

Report: NSA collects millions of email contact lists in U.S., abroad

The latest revelations from documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden showed that the American spy agency has secretly been collecting millions of email and chat contact lists around the world.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Remembering the life of Dave Sitton

GM Tucson Padres Mike Feder, ex-Pima County Sports and Tourism Authority chair Tom Tracy, Councilman Steve Kozachik, developer Richard Studwell, Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, and Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma.... Read more»

Commentary

Farewell, my Washington Post

People everywhere who are interested in the news about the news were startled and saddened to learn that The Washington Post had been sold — but none more than those who had once worked for that storied paper, which even The New York Times called a “crown jewel” in the newspaper trade. ... Read more»

Think again

How to ‘ignore’ and obsess about a story simultaneously

With the sale of The Washington Post to Jeff Bezos—which followed 80 years of stewardship by four generations of the Graham family—it is a good moment to examine why newspapers in particular, and the mainstream media in general, matter so much to so many people.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: The changing face of journalism

Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, KVOI talk show hosts Emil Franzi and Joe Dreyfuss, Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

Majority of Americans want Hillary Clinton to run in '16

57 percent of Americans told pollsters they would back Clinton for president in 2016. ... Read more»1

Woodward, Bernstein: Nixon 'far worse' than thought

President Richard "Nixon was far worse than we thought,” investigative reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward argue in a new piece in The Washington Post, their most extensive collaboration in decades.... Read more»

BASIS Tucson tops national high school rankings

In its second annual ranking of America’s high schools, the Washington Post on May 21 named BASIS Tucson the toughest high school in the country.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Mainstream pundits join the War on Stupid

More and more mainstream pundits are joining our War on Stupid.... Read more»3

Smart v. Stupid

Republican polls summary: It’s gettin’ ugly

The Republican nominating process is shining light in some dark places. It’s a little embarrassing.... Read more»1

Smart v. Stupid

Obama signals era of permanent war

President Obama’s recent speech was supposed to be about winding down the Afghan war. But actually it was a signal that permanent war is now our status quo. What Obama didn’t say is both tragic and troubling.... Read more»1

Think again

The Washington Post: Trumped as business model fails

If you want a perfect pictorial image of almost everything that’s wrong with the contemporary elite media in the age of Obama, you could do a lot worse than to focus on the sight of carrot-topped megalomaniacal billionaire Donald Trump, seated as an honored guest of The Washington Post at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

The Koch brothers are getting nervous

The Koch Industries boycott is taking hold. Americans have begun to wonder just how much influence these guys have purchased. Now the Kochs are fighting back.... Read more»

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