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My Heroes Have Always Been Journalists

My Heroes Have Always Been Journalists

I’ve always been a fan of good journalism. Good journalism is more than shoving a microphone under someone’s chin and letting them spew. Good journalism takes time. It requires a heightened level of skepticism and suspicion. A good journalist must constantly ask herself if the story she is hearing is true and verifiable, and if the source of that story is credible. This week we learned that journalists at the Washington Post are doing just that. The journalists were not fooled…

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Notes From a Skeptic

Notes From a Skeptic

I grew up in a blue household deep in red America. As a result, my social media feeds run purple. Unlike many of my friends in Colorado and Mississippi, I can’t count on a nonstop echo chamber for my views. Whatever I say, someone will disagree with and I’m okay with that. It’s not good for anyone to live in a cocoon of affirmation. Here are a few things I know to be true. Conservatives who feast on a steady diet of Fox…

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