Tag: local newspapers

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It’s not news that traditional newsrooms are shrinking across America. Some local newspapers have gone from daily to biweekly or less, if not out of business altogether. This, despite the rise of new digital news organizations in recent years. You’ve probably seen them, from a national network of local “Patch” outlets, left-leaning Axios and its […]

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Does the Constitution Need Reformation or Restoration?

 

reform or restore constitutionThere is a long-simmering fight on the right between those who urge a convention of the states, under Article V of the Constitution of the United States, and those who urge active resistance at every level of government to nullify unconstitutional actions by every branch of government. The former argue for reformation of the Constitution, while the latter argue for restoration of the Constitution as currently written. Both have merits, both are sincere, and both do not say enough. What follows is a brief outline of some contentions and a suggested common flaw with a common, but very hard, solution.

Reformation:

The convention of states argument is most notably advanced by Mark Levin, in The Liberty Amendments, and by Mark Meckler through the Convention of States Project. Their core claim is the Framers anticipated conditions, under which Congress would be corrupted by at least self-interest and would effectively refuse to put one or more needed amendments before the states for ratification. We certainly see Congress, the presidents, and the courts playing a cynical game of blame avoidance while they collectively distort the legitimate Constitution, as properly amended by the Article V ratification process.

Nicole Gelinas joins City Journal associate editor Seth Barron to discuss Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address, his aspiration to run for president in 2020, and his attempts to position himself as a national progressive leader.

“There’s plenty of money in the city—it’s just in the wrong hands,” de Blasio proclaimed in a speech loaded with tax-the-rich rhetoric. Since his first mayoral election in 2013, de Blasio has tried to position himself as a revolutionary. But in practice, Gelinas notes, he is “more old-school, big-city Democratic pragmatist than new-school, Democratic Socialist of America.”

Dumping the Daily Rag

 

For months we’ve been threatening to cancel the Orlando Sentinel. The time arrived to renew our subscription, and that was it. The deed is now done.

Over the past 10 years we have also subscribed to the Wall Street Journal. Some people have complained that the WSJ is moving left, which is true, but they are not that far left. So we read it, especially to get the national news.

The Orlando Sentinel was the “large paper” in the area. In 2008, daily subscribers were over 600,000; as of spring 2017, circulation (like so many other newspapers) dropped to 300,000. Unfortunately they decided to increase revenue on the backs of their long-time subscribers.

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Well, what do you know.  One of our daughters’ friends, Summer Priester, won the title of Miss United States Sunday night.  Our local paper, affectionately known as the Aiken “SubStandard”, reported this “breaking news” only today.  Heck, we didn’t even know Summer was Miss South Carolina!  So much for the local newspaper.  At least they […]

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