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No Guts, No Glory

WASHINGTON -- The Brian Williams and Bill O'Reilly war-story-inflation brouhahas took me by surprise -- mostly because, in my experience, journalists seldom discuss their close calls, let alone exaggerate them. There's a reason, and it is not ...

How to Build an Article Accelerator

WASHINGTON -- Because I live and work in Washington, D.C., I have a ringside seat at the world capital of The Persuasive Arts, or, as I like to call it, The Opinions Racket. The following story is completely true, if deliberately short on ...

Meet Meathead

WASHINGTON -- This is a true conversation that once happened on a car trip through the country:

Wife: Look at the lambs!

Me: Where?

Wife: There.

Me: Those arent lambs. Those are baby sheep.

Wife: Lambs are baby sheep.

Me: I thought lambs ...

An Old Cuss

WASHINGTON -- The world of journalism was most recently rocked -- it gets rocked more often than an insomniac baby -- when the publisher of the York (Pa.) Daily Record issued an edict banning cursing in the newsroom.

The use of foul language has ...