Let’s use the New Year to start the reform of America

American Bald Eagle

Summary: As we begin a new year, let's look at the New America rising on the ruins of the old. Why is this happening? What's the key step to stopping this, and beginning the real reform of America? Voices from the past can guide us. An unfortunate side-effect of historical analysis -- in which one … Continue reading Let’s use the New Year to start the reform of America

One of journalism’s stars explains why & how to read the news

Summary:  Today's post is a basic primer for readers and journalists about providing news for the people of New America. To understand the product one must understand why and how it's used. We start with the news about ISIS, then consult a great 20th C journalist for an explanation.   Contents How to find the … Continue reading One of journalism’s stars explains why & how to read the news

Events in Ferguson reveal a better way to read the news, giving you more free time!

Summary:  Why do we read the news? To see the answer look at the revelations of Edward Snowden and the events in Ferguson, and our response. The answer will give you that most precious of gifts, free time. The answer points to a path to a better America, should we choose to take it. This … Continue reading Events in Ferguson reveal a better way to read the news, giving you more free time!

An insightful review of “Catching Fire” (if only our spirits were so ignitable)

Summary:  Today we have a guest post by film critic Jonathan McCalmont, another review of "Catching Fire" that uses it as a mirror to our culture -- a reflection showing how we want to see ourselves. He shows how this film, like so many others these days, reflects our ambivalence about authority (starting with parental … Continue reading An insightful review of “Catching Fire” (if only our spirits were so ignitable)