ferguson/tempest/riots/racism

PROSPERO: Abhorred slave, Which any print of goodness wilt not take, Being capable of all ill! I pitied thee, Took pains to make thee speak, taught thee each hour One thing or other: when thou didst not, savage, Know thine own meaning, but wouldst gabble like A thing most brutish, I endow'd thy purposes With …

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Sometimes you try to write what’s assigned, and it just doesn’t work. The words are forced, artificially connected by too many conjunctions. When you’re a journalist, though, you’ve always got to write that story. Meet the deadline, even if the article is boring and you’d much rather be finishing up that investigative piece into which you've invested …

vote baby vote!

In journalism school, we like to talk a lot about reporters' role in a democracy. Inform the public of affairs! Power to the people! Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable! Too bad there's a lot of pre-election reporting that falls into the so-called Horse Race; rather than covering the issues, journalists pick up on the …