Walter Brasch

11/22/2015 - 11:00pm

    Fear, laced with paranoia, is driving the American response against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States.

    President Obama has said he would accept 10,000 refugees, all of them subjected to intense scrutiny before being admitted to the country....

11/10/2015 - 3:00pm

    One of the basic tenets of journalism ethics and practices is that reporters must keep their distance from news sources.

    They’re allowed to be friendly. They’re even allowed to share a meal with...

10/20/2015 - 2:00pm

    Iran is boycotting the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest trade convention for publishers and vendors.

    The six-day convention, which ends Sunday, brought more than 7,400 exhibitors from 100...

10/09/2015 - 2:00pm

    Shortly after the mass murders at Umpqua Community College near Roseburg, Ore., President Obama predicted the extreme right wing would crank out press releases declaring the nation needs fewer gun control laws and more guns.


09/28/2015 - 6:06pm

    Beneath a three-column headline in my local newspaper was a barely-edited press release.

    That’s not unusual. With the downsizing of newsrooms, there’s more room for wire service soft features and...

09/24/2015 - 1:45pm

    With the opening of the high school football season, local newspapers and TV stations have again been running lists of what they believe are the top teams.

    Most lists rank teams in the “top 10.”...

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