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IS THE CELL PHONE THE MODERN DAY EQUIVALENT OF A BULL HORN?

PJP FELLOW CARRIE JOHNSON REPORTS ON THE DECISION TO SHUT DOWN MOBILE SERVICE ON SAN FRANCISCO’S SUBWAY SYSTEM: Jennings Fellow and NPR Correspondent Carrie Johnson reported last week on the decision by officials of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) to temporarily shut down cell service in some of its stations. The decision was […]

"DEAR VANCOUVER, I APOLOGIZE…"

WATCHING OUR ALL-TOO PUBLIC MEDIA HELP IDENTIFY THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE ALCOHOL-INDUCED RIOTS IN VANCOUVER, YOU HAD TO WONDER, IS THIS “ANOTHER FORM OF MOBBING”? First, there was “Internet bullying.” Now, increasingly, we are facing “Internet mobbing.” After the riots that followed the Vancouver Canucks defeat in the Stanley Cup hockey finals, a plethora […]

Hitchens v. Mamet

The book is called “The Secret Wisdom” and, well, it’s provocative. Here are some of the claims made by its author, the enormously successful playwright and essayist, David Mamet… “America is a Christian country. Its Constitution is the distillation of the wisdom and experience of Christian men, in a tradition whose codification is the Bible.” […]