I want you to get your turn, and make the most of it, as well. So, here's what I've learned.
If I'm a journalist, and if I'm having this much trouble finding basic biographical information about you, how are the rest of the citizens you seek to represent supposed to make an informed decision?
These distinctions matter. I would argue they matter more in local politics than in national races because the decisions they make once elected to office will affect people's daily lives much more directly. So, vote, is what I'm saying.
Two weeks ago, I asked a question of my readers: Choose from one of the most locally and nationally challenged books and I will read the winning title. True to my word, I just finished reading Calorie Accounting: the Foolproof Diet-by-Numbers Plan for a Skinnier New You, and interviewing the author, Mandy Levy.
How about instead of challenging books you challenge yourself to actually read one? I am. Help me decide which.
According to the results of a new, disturbing report by the Pew Research Center, 71 percent of Americans think their local media outlets are doing just fine financially, but only 14 percent report paying for local news during the past year. Does anyone else see the problem here?
This isn't partisan to me. This is about transparency. If the report says what Trump and his supporters say, then so be it. I'm not afraid of the truth. The American people have paid millions of dollars for this investigation. We deserve to read the full report directly from Mueller himself. Anything less will be viewed as a whitewash.
You can always search for people you've unfollowed on Facebook by name if you really want to find them for some specific reason. If you take the extra step of unfriending them, however, you're denying your future self that option.
Former Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Indiana, died Thursday of pneumonia at the age of 91. He recognized the truth about the Electoral College long before the 2000 or 2016 presidential elections gave us popular-vote-losing Republican Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump, respectively. This outdated system will increasingly lead to a feeling of illegitimacy as the voice of the people is ever more frequently subverted.
Google searches for “International Men's Day” peak on International Women's Day. This sort of whataboutism springs from the same well which inspires some to ask why there isn't a “White History Month” every February during Black History Month. As the adage goes, when you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.
Jobs done by government workers are mostly thankless because no one notices until they stop doing them. Feeling their absence may be the only way to show the importance of their presence.
The latest campaign by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals seems like a right-wing cartoon version of how they think liberals really are.
Since we have solved all the world's other problems, it's time for the great “Baby It's Cold Outside” debate of 2018.