Dan Rather
Hopefully we can build a safe harbor amidst a sea of noise. Please join me.
Created 28 Dec 2020
  • A Turning Point?
    22 Jan 2022about 9 hours ago • 4 min read • 207 86
    (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Before we let this week go, before we jump into the weekend and whatever the next week will bring, which in this unsettled world might likely...
  • A Bad Day for The Donald
    20 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 1087 167
    Breaking news this afternoon from the Supreme Court should remind us that for all we think will happen politically in the months and years ahead, there is so much we don’t know. Donald Trump wanted to...
  • Remembering Dr. King
    17 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 498 137
    Photo Credit: Don Uhrbrock Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 93 years old this past week. Only a few years my senior, I like to imagine he could still be alive today, bending the American journe...
  • With Deepest Gratitude
    16 Jan 2022 • 6 min read • 515 319
    Thank you. Thank you all. I wanted to step away from the immediacy of politics and the state of the world for this Sunday’s essay to mark an upcoming occasion and use it as a means to share some perso...
  • The Snow Man
    15 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 316 44
    A Juniper in Winter - photo credit: Markku Ylisirnio For our Smile for a Saturday today, we turn to poetry, and a work inspired by our current season. There is no shortage of wonderful poems about win...
  • Filibusted
    12 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 365 75
    I do not consider myself to be easily swayed by the passions or whims of the moment. I have seen the pendulum of power in American politics swing in ways that defied expectation. And for all the frust...
  • It Ain't Over
    09 Jan 2022 • 6 min read • 353 198
    Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla Like almost every other journalist or journalistic organization this week, we marked the one year anniversary of the insurrection of January 6 here on Steady. We talked ...
  • To Thee We Sing...
    08 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 348 134
    This week we marked the one year anniversary of a grievous assault on American democracy. The scene of desecration was the United States Capitol, one of the hallowed marble monuments to our national p...
  • A Year Later...
    05 Jan 2022 • 6 min read • 435 220
    Photo by Samuel Corum January 6… A year. Already a year. And yet the abyss seems to have only widened, and deepened. I’ve lived through a lot of dates “which will live in infamy.” Such is the inherent...
  • Return to School?
    03 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 135 90
    Illustration by Malte Mueller In many parts of the country this is the first week back to school after winter break. In normal times it would be a moment for excited chatter on the schoolyard. “What d...
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