Two Cents Archive

Our society’s tragic sickness can’t be fixed with Band-Aid

February 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

It is natural in the wake of any tragedy to ask questions, to seek answers, to place blame, and particularly to ask how a similar tragedy can be avoided in the future.Thus, following the school shooting in Broward County, Florida, many peop...

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FEMA FLIP: Maybe Whitefish Energy wasn’t so bad after all!

February 10, 2018 at 7:29 pm

Whitefish Energy probably won’t say so, but the power contractor won vindication of sorts last week when it got a shout-out from a FEMA official for its work restoring power in Puerto Rico.You’ll no doubt remember that Whitefish Energy spen...

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Why would a journalism school be afraid of free speech?

February 03, 2018 at 7:00 pm

If there are two institutions that should support free speech without reservation, they would be journalism and higher education.True journalism cannot exist without freedom of expression, and particularly the freedom to speak openly about ...

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Huffington Post smears Ryan Zinke with fake charge

January 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm

The fake news media took another scalp this week, er, I mean, they distorted another story in order to smear the Trump administration.What else is new, right?This time it was Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s turn in the barrel. Oh wait, he’s...

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Baby on board: Protect our precious U.S. Constitution

January 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm

You know those signs on the back of cars that say “Baby on Board”? The idea is to reinforce the idea of precious cargo, so anyone tempted to act recklessly will think twice before putting an innocent in danger.America needs a “Baby on Board...

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A luncheon truce: Keeping the lines of communication open between left and right

January 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

In a week when the political left and right in this country were pulling apart like the two halves of the San Andreas Fault, I found myself breaking bread with a liberal from California.Our “Mission Impossible”? To try to bridge the gap tha...

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Trump’s year of living dangerously

January 06, 2018 at 8:54 pm

The Associated Press delivered its traditional Top 10 list last month and while the choices actually made more sense than usual, they were particularly antiseptic — as if the AP were afraid to give context to the stories.What was missing, i...

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COLUMN: A finger in the dike holding back the fake news

December 30, 2017 at 6:41 pm

I took a rare shift as news editor last Saturday, which gave me an unexpected chance to put my finger in the dike holding back the flood of fake news caused by those afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome. As I was sifting through the As...

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Christmas memories are forever

December 23, 2017 at 8:01 pm

Probably my earliest memories revolve around Christmas Day on Kennedy Drive in Waldwick, New Jersey, where my older brother Angelo got all the cool presents and I just got to break them! That was in the late 1950s, so there was a mix of spa...

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Swamp critters target Ryan Zinke, but I’m betting on the SEAL

December 16, 2017 at 9:59 pm

If anything speaks authoritatively on the partisan mess that is Washington, D.C., it is the vilification of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, seemingly the left’s favorite target after President Trump himself.Just last week, former government ...

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