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Lost in A**2

Thank you, Mr. Peterson.


apparently the Annapolis killer was a fan of the alt-right. And a local politician, who was a white-supremacist and member of The League of the South, lost his bid for re-election. He was defeated by a woman in the republican primary. That was on Tuesday.

The League has advocated assassinating journalists.


Bill Williamson

Thank you Mike for "getting it out" every day. I am another old guy in another country who goes to your bookmark on my PC first thing. I look forward to it every day. You seem to say what I would say if I was a eloquent as you. Cheers.


Your faithfully 'getting it out' is one of the most astounding things about your blog. How can quality, challenging thought be so consistent? On a less personal note, I hope the Capital killings will embolden journalists who may well be discouraged by the 'fake news' put downs and threats. We need you all now more than ever.

Mark Johnson

Had not heard that rejection letter story before.
Definitely worth more in entertainment value than a boiler plate rejection. One has to wonder what the nature of rejections of Thompson's work looked like before he gained fame. Perhaps some vitriol was passed on

Hank G.

Journalists really are heroes. Not all of them put their lives on the line, but the people at the Capital Gazette probably did not think they were putting their lives on the line working for a newspaper in the capital of Maryland. Even without the danger, there is something heroic about putting out a newspaper 365 days a year, almost without exception.

Thanks to our dictator-wannabe in the White House, his thuggish followers believe that America’s biggest enemy is a free press and those pesky journalists. They’ll never attack Fox News though, because they only pretend to be journalists there, and even Trump’s follower can see the difference (though they might be confused about what the difference is).

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