Sydney H. Schanberg

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  • 10 years ago

    In a world of genocide, terrorism, global warming, and the Asian bird plague, what would the press do for levity without Donald Trump? Take a look at his latest comedy routine. Trump—about whom the only certainty is that he lacks the tiniest ...

  • 10 years ago

    In every war, some things are seen more clearly than others and are therefore reported more fully. The air war in Iraq is not one of them. American air power has been dominant in most of the modern wars, but bombing and strafing take place either ...

  • 10 years ago

    Transfixed as I've become by the new empire spreading out of Washington, I offer some empirical news bits that have recently drawn my attention. President Bush, who for now has resisted accepting the "emperor" title and its crown and scepter, gave...

  • 10 years ago

    President Bush has said many times that news stories that reveal his administration's secrets are helping the nation's sworn enemies and must be stopped. He has ordered up yet another investigation, this time into a New York Times story about how ...

  • 10 years ago

    The domestic spying controversy is a story of immense importance. President Bush, by secret directive a few months after 9-11, allowed the National Security Agency, restricted by law to monitoring only foreign communications, to carry out a domest...

  • 10 years ago

    Most of the time these days, when I scour the "media" looking for a sign of hope about mankind, I inevitably trip over a discouraging spew of waste matter passing as news of importance. Historically, the name we give this offal is propaganda. Its ...


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