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posticon Editorial - Reporters Don't Need To Help The Crazies

Opinions | Friday, June 16, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Of course the top story in the national news is about a gunman who opened fire on a congressional baseball practice, putting House majority whip Steve Scalise in the hospital in critical condition, and injuring five other victims, at least one critically.  This is a horrible story, but the thing that struck me in one story was that the journalist pinpointed the exact location and practice times at the end of his article.  I couldn't help but think he was saying, "If you want to shoot a baseball-loving congressman here is the time and place to do it."

It's not that the location is a secret.  But why broadcast it?  It wasn't important to the story to know that.  It may be a fun fact to know and share, but what value, actually, does it add to a news story?

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posticon Letters - PRI Response To US Withdrawal From Climate Agreement

Opinions | Friday, June 16, 2017 | By Lynn Goldfarb Print
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mailmanArchimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I can move the world.” We have the lever and fulcrum that can save the world. We just need to start using it.

The threat is global warming. The Paris Climate Agreement was always going to be too little too late, but we have a much simpler, faster, more effective and realistic solution with a global “domino” effect which will make other nations cut their emissions as much as we do or be punished economically.

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