Frank Miele: Editor's 2 Cents

EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: President’s soft on Russia, hard on press? Must be FDR

February 18, 2017 at 8:52 pm

(WARNING: The following column contains historic references that may be disturbing to the mental health of anyone who grew up thinking that there is any such thing as a “safe space.” Read at your own risk.)The departure of Gen. Michael Flyn...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Trump and FDR: Precedents for a brash president

February 11, 2017 at 3:00 am

It’s no wonder that President Trump has been rebuked and challenged by those on the left for his unprecedented mix of brash outspokenness, stubborn determination to remake America, overweening confidence in his own abilities, and willingnes...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: A century of football: The ‘ideal’ and risk of ‘decadence’

February 04, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Super Bowl will be played today between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. Longtime readers of this column will know that, as a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan, I had hoped for a different outcome even before the game is pla...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Local man rises to occasion when he’s accosted on plane for supporting Trump

January 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Millions of people saw the video last week of an airplane passenger being accosted by a woman who was angry at him for saying that he was in Washington, D.C., to “celebrate democracy” rather than to protest Donald Trump.Turns out that man w...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Trump’s victory was on shoulders of American people

January 21, 2017 at 9:24 pm

It was approximately 18 months ago when I wrote my first column about Donald Trump. Like many of the columns I have written before and after it, the focus was illegal immigration.It is my opinion that Washington, D.C., invited the election ...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: In Montana, love your neighbor is not just talk

January 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm

“I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up.” —Martin Luther King Jr. There are many forms of evil, but from what I can tell, most evil can best be described as the inability to internalize the oth...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Fake news, or: ‘The Art of the Fail’

January 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

In the old days, philosophers used to meditate about how many angels could fit on the head of a pin. These days, deep thinkers want to know how much fake news CNN can squeeze into an hour.The answer, of course, is plenty. I won’t try to act...

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COLUMN: A triumph nothing short of miraculous

December 31, 2016 at 7:03 pm

By FRANK MIELESome 120 years ago, an editor of a newspaper made history when he penned an editorial that included the famous line, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”As I pondered what I would write for my New Year’s Day column, I kept...

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COLUMN: A Christmas message

December 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Every year about this time, liberals like to taunt conservatives such as myself by asking, “So how’s that war on Christmas going?” The implication from the disdain in their voices is that there is no such thing as a war on Christmas, and th...

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Can’t we all just get along? Not on the internet apparently

December 18, 2016 at 3:00 am

Perhaps etiquette will catch up with the internet some day, but I am doubtful.If Amy Vanderbilt had to dedicate 700-plus pages of her “Complete Book of Etiquette” to the rather buttoned-down manners and mores of the 1950s, just how daunting...

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