Holy Week: Hate in the heartland

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

AP photo

By Jason Stverak
As Christians observed Palm Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week and Jews finished removing the chametz (leavened foods) from their homes in preparation for Passover, hate was rearing its ugly head in Americas heartland.
Frazier Glenn Cross, who also uses the last name of Miller, a former grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of [...]

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Wisconsin Democrats are testing the limits of shame

By   /  March 4, 2014  /  Commentary, Wisconsin Commentary  /  No Comments


Last week, TheBlaze TV’s For the Record featured an investigation into a taxpayer-funded, politicized attack on supporters of Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walke led by Democrats in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office.

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Every great story begins with a reporter who did his job

By   /  February 11, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

THEY REALLY, REALLY LIKE HIM: New Jerseyans like Gov. Chris Christie, but don't have very high expectations for his second term.

By Jason Stverak
The New York Times often is derided as the epitome of journalistic hubris, but the newspaper ran an outstanding commentary this week on the state of the local newspaper reporter, who remains the most vital cog in the machine of the American media.
David Carr, the Times’ media and culture columnist, wrote the following of the [...]

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Video from 1981 proves dilemmas of journalism are timeless

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments


We tend to think of online news — especially digital versions of newspapers — as a relatively recent phenomenon. After all, most major dailies still have more paying print subscribers than digital subscribers.

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Attacks on Pope Foundation hold no water

By   /  January 6, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

A LEADER: Under Art Pope’s guidance, the John William Pope Foundation has spent more than $9 million in grants to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food banks and other charities aimed at giving the poor a hand up.

By Jason Stverak
Art Pope is a humanitarian, philanthropist and free-market advocate who has dedicated his life to serving the people of North Carolina. But you’d never know that if you took the words of liberal activist Bill Moyers at face value.
In the wake of a string of recent political defeats, Moyers and his allies have [...]

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