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Brian Williams shortly before breaking to Obama’s two cents of camera time, stated “the Grand Jury “failed”  to indict Darren Wilson.  They FAILED?   Brian, were you also looking for an indictment, and you didn’t get it, so the Jury failed? 145 more words

Displaced Memory 2

Displaced Memory -

Like dry leaves on the hall mat,

Crumble, faded pale -

Yellow papers, text spreads out,

Confused circles of mushrooms.


The Source of Our Sources

Not today’s news, but The New York Times and other major newspapers have a great influence on public policy. Key government documents, like budgets and congressional hearings, mention “the new york times” about 38,000 times (see Government Printing Office… 106 more words

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The objective of trust

The readings on rhetoric were profoundly applicable to the classes I teach: Communications Management I and II. Taught as a continuum, the classes begin with defining PR, including the history and ethical implications, the core competencies of the communications professional, now and in the future, and then onto strategy and planning, beginning with the RACE formula (Research Analysis Communications Evaluation). 493 more words

Schrödinger's Reality

Last summer it was announced that the social network Facebook conducted a large-scale experiment on its participants. Experimenters published posts with a certain emotional content and watched how people will react to them. 633 more words


The difference of a single word...

An earlier version of this piece quoted Josh Rosenau as stating, “No creationist wakes up in the morning and says, ‘I have really strong opinions about whether…

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