Trump recaps presidency so far on 60 Minutes

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/15/18, 11:55 am

WASHINGTONPresident Donald Trump in a Sunday interview spoke about a wide range of hot-button topics, from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to his relationship with world leaders.

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Promoting socialism in the press

Media | The growth of the journalistic left from 1885 to 1921
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/06/18, 12:57 am

Sojourners and other Christian left groups like to think of themselves as cutting edge, but “Christian socialism” in America goes back the late 19th century. Professor Richard Ely, who founded the American Economic Association in 1885, strove to apply principles enunciated by Horace Greeley to all of American society and tried to meld the Bible and forced redistribution. He demanded that all unite behind the “coercive philanthropy … of governments, either local, state, or national.”

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Geese in the outfield

Media | A newspaper’s coverage of a goose drama in a town baseball field shows the value of local reporting, and the opioid crisis points to a need for community
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/14/18, 09:14 am

A New York moment:

Last year I started subscribing to a local paper that covers a cluster of small towns north of New York City, like Beacon. The town meetings and arguments about construction of a cell tower are not relevant to me, but it’s a good newspaper, and I miss good, local news coverage. Every issue has a Q&A with a local resident, like a longtime pub owner or a librarian.

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