The Threat to Newspapers

McKay Coppins at The Atlantic: What threatens local newspapers now is not just digital disruption or abstract market forces. They’re being targeted by investors who have figured out how to get rich by strip-mining local-news outfits. The model is simple: Gut the...

Divided America

From Pew Research: When it comes to perceived political and ethnic conflicts, no public is more divided than Americans: 90% say there are conflicts between people who support different political parties and 71% say the same when it comes to ethnic and racial groups....

Research Resources

The Internet Archive — if there is a broken link to what you need, this site might help you find it.  (A newsworthy example, the International Chiropractors Association scrubbed this anti-vaccine diatribe from its...

Counting the Vote

John C. Fortier and Charles Stewart III have an AEI report titled Lessons learned from the 2020 election.     From the overview: The 2020 election witnessed a continuation oftrends established in recent elections, whereby vote counting has slowed and the votes counted...

Nobel Prize and a French Memorial

The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation: The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation sends our heartfelt congratulations to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for receiving the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Their dedication to journalism and the protection of freedoms have...

Nobel Prize and Threats to Journalists

Roger Cohen at NY Times: The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists, Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov, comes at a time of growing assaults on a free press across the world, as authoritarian governments extend their reach and the slogan of “fake news” is used...

Harassment and Public Service

David French at The Dispatch: Writing in The Week, Joel Mathis stated the problem well: The democratic process starts at the local level. There are many little-known and ill-paid elected local officials whose motivations have little to do with ideology or ambition....