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Archive for November, 2009

Herb Strentz: Thanksgiving Day Stuffing — on Your Doorstep, at a Price

Thanksgiving Day stuffing is a tradition in journalism, celebrated on front doorsteps across the nation as subscribers pick up their newspaper. With all the advertisements and inserts, the stuffed Thanksgiving Day paper could be the size of a small turkey. It’s the biggest newspaper of the year, has been so for 80 or more years. [...]

Barry Sussman: Delaying Tactics and Dumbing Down

There’s a paragraph in a column by E.J. Dionne in the Nov. 19th Washington Post that jumped out at me. The column was about Republican delaying tactics in Congress. It included this thought: “Republicans know one other thing: Practically nobody is noticing their delay-to-kill strategy. Who wants to discuss legislative procedure when there’s so much [...]