With unfair competition from the social media (in which anyone who knows how to type thinks he’s a reporter), accusations by politicians and national leaders of spreading “fake news,” and shrinking newspaper subscribers and advertisers, principled journalists are threatened with extinction.
The Oslo Accords were signed on the White House lawn in 1993. The handshake between Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat was supposed to usher in peace. However, Rabin was murdered in 1995 and Arafat unleashed the Second Intifada in 2000. Peace seems as distant now as ever.
We stand today in between two of contemporary history’s most somber anniversaries: September 11 and September 13. Two dates, two 24-hour periods ostensibly no different from any other. The sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening, people go about their daily affairs, and life marches on. And yet, both of these days… Read more »