Scalping headline shows discrimination, ignorance still in our culture

It’s not always easy to come up with a headline for a newspaper story that will grab people’s attention and make them read the story. You know you’ve failed if the headline is interesting. If it’s racially offensive, however, that means you’ve really screwed up. The Antigo Daily Journal, a newspaper in northern Wisconsin, had…

There’s more than one path to free speech

In America, we take freedom of speech very seriously. It’s what the country was founded on, and whenever anyone tries to tread on our civil liberties, we come out swinging. Many of those strike-backs are justified, but some are not. The Daily Courier, the daily paper that covered where I grew up in Chino Valley,…

House’s attempt to gut ethics office exposes ‘swampy’ motives

When Donald Trump was on the campaign trail, one of his campaign promises was to “drain the swamp” in Washington. It looks like he might want to start in his own house—that is, the House of Representatives. Republicans met prior to the start of the 115th Congress this week and voted, over the objections of…