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    Democracy Dies in Darkness

    Democracy at the U.S. Capitol

    Democracy Dies in Darkness The Washington Post unveiled its new slogan on February 22, 2017. The word “democracy” suddenly spiked as people looked up the word and sought its true meaning According to Merriam-Webster: Democracy means “a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting.” It came to English from French in the early 1500s, but traces back through Latin to Greek; it was formed from the Greek words dēmos, meaning “people” and kratia, meaning “strength” or “power.” Democracy is among the most looked-up words in our dictionary, and is currently #12 in all-time lookups.   A Powerful Video by The Washington Post This was shown during the…

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    How the Good Guys Finally Won: Notes From An Impeachment Summer by Jimmy Breslin | Book Review

    How the Good Guys Finally Won book cover

    How the Good Guys Finally Won: Notes from an Impeachment Summer by Jimmy Breslin Genres: History, Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: 1975 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Find the Author: Goodreads, Amazon How The Good Guys Finally Won: Not long after burglars were caught raiding the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, Congressman Tip O’Neill noticed that Democratic fundraising efforts for the 1972 election had stalled. Major contributors were under IRS investigation, and Republican lackeys were threatening further trouble if those donors didn’t close their checkbooks. O’Neill sensed a conspiracy coming from the Nixon administration, but it wasn’t until the scandal broke that he connected the threatened donors…

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    Free Press newspaper

    #FreePress Is Trending Today The Boston Globe and over 300 newspapers and other media outlets have written editorials today about a #FreePress. We are fighting to have a Free Press to protect our cherished Democracy. The current President of the United States has been attacking the press because they won’t always cater to his extreme narcissism and insane agenda. He has experience in politics and seems to want to do whatever Vladimir Putin wants him to do. He also is very interested in what will make him money. Everything is transactional to Trump. This is completely unacceptable. Below are some top editorials and quotes from them: The Boston Globe: Journalists…

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    All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein | Book Review


    All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward Genres: History, Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: 1974 (original) Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep Throat.” Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters. All the President’s Men is a riveting detective story,…

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    World Press Freedom Day 2018

    World Press Freedom newspapers

    It Is World Press Freedom Day 2018 In this troubled time in history, where journalists are attacked and even killed by politicians and terrorists from around the world, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2018. We live in very dangerous times when autocratic rulers want to destroy anyone who opposes them. There are some fascinating videos in this blog post from NFB: Mark World Press Freedom Day Around the world, politicians like Vladimir Putin are having journalists who oppose him killed: Here are 10 critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways Just the other day journalists were killed in Afghanistan: Journalist killings in Afghanistan: ‘An attack…