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The news about journalists in jeopardy is mixed, according to a recently released analysis from Reporters Without Borders. First, the good — indeed great — news: 44% fewer journalists were … more
The devastating business struggles of American journalism, especially local newspapers, strand much of the country without functional news coverage. Large newspaper chains without the roots and … more
The online world can be a dangerous place — especially for children. We’re reminded of this fact after a recent string of arrests in Tarrant County, where eight men were arrested for trying to … more
Beyond academia, few people in 1969 knew of the internet’s existence, and those who did probably never imagined how it would change the world for good and bad. After all, those who witnessed … more
The steadily climbing rates of obesity in the United States pose a serious threat to our physical, societal and economic health. The need for action is apparent, and the time for action is … more
We’ll give Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos something she doesn’t get very often — praise for an innovative idea. Even as Washington descends further into a hyperpartisan soup, this week she … more
Few things are more private than a person’s medical history. Yet without the consent of patients or their doctors, America’s second-largest health care system and Google are cooperating to share … more
George Zimmerman burst back into the news on Wednesday, just in time for the holiday season. You remember Zimmerman? He was acquitted in the 2013 fatal shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon … more
A recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raises important concerns for residents of North Carolina’s rural communities. It found that these residents are seeing … more
It was bound to happen. After years of eroding the public’s right to know with more than a thousand loopholes, Florida lawmakers now want to amend the public records law to make information … more
Women know this experience: A sidewalk encounter with a man who makes some kind of coarse advance or comment. It insults, it intimidates. It puts women on the defensive. Do I tell this moron to get … more
Our lawmakers are developing some of the bad habits of their cohorts in Washington. This would make amusing theater — at least, for folks who find the impeachment hearings enthralling. Now, … more
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