The jump the shark moment for the F-word may have come and gone. Even the erudite David Brooks of the New York Times used it recently in his otherwise uplifting book on self-discipline and modesty, "The Road to Character." A four letter word that once caused shock - or at least embarrassed giggles - has become … Continue reading The F… Bomb Has Become a Filler Word. How Do We Fix It?
Why are so many of us so damn angry? Signs of fury are everywhere. The national mood has darkened and it's doing nothing to improve our democracy. From chaotic scenes last weekend in Las Vegas when Bernie Sanders' supporters threw a hissy fit at the Nevada's Democratic Convention, to Donald Trump's string of outrageous insults, it seems … Continue reading How Do We Fix It? When Did It Become Cool To Be So Angry?
New Republic “We in the press are about to over-politicize his visit to America,” writes New York Times columnist David Brooks. How right he is. The media are awash with bland, secular generalizations. The trumpets of left and right are already at blaring with either praise or denunciations of the Pope’s message. House Speaker John … Continue reading Don’t Put His Views In a Political Box. What The Media Are Missing About Pope Francis.