Gnawbone

Abraham S Aamidor
Rethinking the News, Critiquing Culture
Created 20 Jul 2021
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  • Journalistic Failures Risk Big Blowback
    20 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Ordinarily I wouldn’t preface a news item or analysis by admitting to this or that political leaning, but I’ll show my hand here, right at the top. I am a “never Trumper” and so wanted to see what evi...
  • How to Pay Down the National Debt
    16 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 3
    You know about the National Debt. It stands at $29 trillion, or will be by the time you read this. Some economists wonder how will we ever pay it off, while others don’t. But have you heard of unfunde...
  • University of Austin Must be More than a Protest Movement
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 2
    Two references to the new University of Austin (#UTAX) arrived in my email feed Friday morning - one from The Washington Post Book Club and another from a friend - so I looked it up. “We’re Featuring ...
  • @RBReich, @GuardianUS, @glennyoungkin, @TerryMcAuliffe,
    08 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 1
    Robert Reich, a former Secretary of Labor in the Bill Clinton Administration, occasionally publishes a column in The Guardian newspaper, which I regularly sample. Recently, in a column titled “It’s no...
  • Youngkin, McAuliffe, and Democracy in America (Take 2)
    03 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 2 2
    Shock outcome in Virginia! A neophyte multi-millionaire Republican has defeated a former Democratic governor in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, in a state that Joe Biden won by 10 percent last year. We...
  • Biden, McAuliffe, Trump and Toni Morrison
    27 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 1
    I attended a political rally for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) last night, which featured a stump speech by President Joe Biden. I’ve been staying in Arlington, Virginia on fami...
  • The Other Side of the Holocaust?
    20 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    When Texas school district administrator Gina Peddy called on educators to include “opposing” perspectives on the Holocaust, which is the historical episode that led to the extermination of an estimat...
  • Somewhere in the Middle: Between Good and Evil
    15 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    In 2011 Facebook was celebrated for its ability to engage and mobilize millions in what was called the Arab Spring. These “Facebook revolutionaries,” as they were sometimes called, were going to chang...
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week 2021
    10 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Mental Illness Awareness Week ended yesterday so I’m late with this post. But it’s something that should have received more attention than it did this year. In 22 years at The Indianapolis Star and In...
  • Congress and the True Supermajority
    05 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    The tail is wagging the dog in each political party these days. The so-called “squad,” those committed, sometimes in-your-face members of Congress that includes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, A...
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