Category Archives: Terrorism

Donald Trump bungles facts, history on General John Pershing, Pigs, and Muslims

Did GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump confuse fiction for fact when he recounted a story last week for an audience at a South Carolina campaign stop? The fable involves former WWI General John J. Pershing’s service in the Philippines in the early … Continue reading

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For journalists: A more dangerous world

Kill the messenger It’s the figurative “Kill the messenger” tactic- Try to discredit journalists because the truths they report expose deceit, fraud, illegal or immoral activity by those who are doing the condemning. “Killing the messenger” should not be confused … Continue reading

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The Sandy Hook massacre: Do journalists need to interview children?

As journalists we are frequently taught to ask questions first and decide later what to use.  It’s good advice I share with my students. In today’s Internet fueled news world though the Sandy Hook massacre should give journalists something on … Continue reading

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What’s the matter with Kansas: Public health, disasters and diseases

I don’t get it. Neither does Kansas Governor Sam Brownback nor other state political leaders. I’ve always been proud of Kansas. It’s where I was raised, educated and spent a third of my professional life. I always felt Kansas politicians … Continue reading

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The Oklahoma City bombing: 2011

So many of our American lives were changed by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. I’ve written of my own link to that day a decade ago and how our sense of security as a nation was forever changed. On … Continue reading

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Swept into 9-11-2001

It’s a collective freeze-frame in the consciousness of America. We were all swept into it. Anyone alive on September 11, 2001 can tell you where they were, who they were with, and what they were doing the day four hijacked … Continue reading

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Murder for organs: Allegations target Kosovo leader

Let’s see what happens tomorrow. I just reviewed an investigative draft report By the Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe (PACE).   PACE is a 47-nation group that investigates human rights issues. The organization’s draft investigative report alleges cases of humans who … Continue reading

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Mark Kirk’s bad intelligence

Illinois Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk continues to explain  inaccurate statements about his military record. Rep. Kirk has now backtracked on three statements he made about his military record as a Naval intelligence officer. Were the statements embellished? Were they … Continue reading

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Pelosi- When the view gets cloudy

House  Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t the first politician who seems to have lost contact with reality. She’s just the latest who’s view of reality has been clouded by political expediency. Pelosi claims the CIA misled her about harsh interrogation techniques … Continue reading

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Red Cross report says detainees at CIA ‘black sites’ were tortured | csmonitor.com

Red Cross report says detainees at CIA ‘black sites’ were tortured | csmonitor.com The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) concluded in 2007 that US methods to extract information from prisoners at secret CIA jails as part of the … Continue reading

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