Tagged: Boston Globe

As the World Turns, Journalism Quietly Dies

As the World Turns, Journalism Quietly Dies

Looking back on it, American journalism was always an impossible dream. But it was a dream that captured my imagination when I was very young. I suppose it began with a little pamphlet titled...

Obama Should Sue Romney for Libel

Obama Should Sue Romney for Libel

I realize that this is America, and that the Constitution has been interpreted to allow the most scurrilous kinds of personal attacks, especially against “public figures.” But the courts retain a shred of protection for the...

A Ray of Sunshine in a Polluted Political Environment

A Ray of Sunshine in a Polluted Political Environment

When I was very small, my mother wrote in my autograph book, “Laugh and the world will laugh with you, weep and you weep alone.” So I have been casting about for something to...