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Where have you gone, Ed Weintrob?

Where have you gone, Ed Weintrob?

I have not posted here since Thanksgiving, and that is a serious sin in Bloggerland. I’ve been busy. Very busy. Happily busy. Yes, that’s my excuse. Among other projects, I’ve…

Our morning after pill

Our morning after pill

It’s good to see that New York’s tabloids had their priorities straight, the morning after Bob Schieffer’s foreign-policy debate! Meanwhile, in Middle America … the Des Moines Register gave its…

Confronting bullying, and giving the voiceless a voice

Confronting bullying, and giving the voiceless a voice

It’s a conundrum for young reporters: When tragedy strikes, do you speak to the victims right away, do you pry — or do you give them “space” and come back…

Why Iowa?

Why Iowa?

I’m a New Yorker with an affinity for Iowa (I subscribed to the Des Moines Register when I was 13 and have visited the state many times, including three summer…

Murdoch uses Twitter to tout Santorum

Murdoch uses Twitter to tout Santorum

Rupert Murdoch opened a Twitter account over the weekend, and while the octogenarian mogul is no @justinbieber (who has 16 million followers) his tweets @rupertmurdoch did draw lots of media attention…

On eve of Iowa caucuses, a look back to 2008

On eve of Iowa caucuses, a look back to 2008

Now that the last Republican debate is in the can and we’re just over two weeks away from the Iowa caucuses, let’s recall what it was like the last time…

Never miss a promotional opportunity…

Never miss a promotional opportunity…

Never miss a promotional opportunity… This is precious. Raygun — which calls itself “The Greatest Store in the Universe” — is a grass-rooted shop in Des Moines’ East Village (mostly…

Will this baby rape his girlfriend? An anti-violence crusader says it’s never too early to intervene.

Will this baby rape his girlfriend? An anti-violence crusader says it’s never too early to intervene.

This video — designed to counter a purported anti-women slant in some Super Bowl commercials — has ignited a storm and reportedly sparked death threats against its creator in Dubuque, Iowa— Although…

A tax on business by campaigning pols

Here’s something you might not have considered: With candidates buying up so much TV and radio time, what’s left gets sold at a premium to a station’s regular clients. Iowa…

‘Fran and Jan’ in Portland

‘Fran and Jan’ in Portland

We can’t predict how the “Fran & Jan Show” will play once it rolls, but their clever promotional videos  portend a good start. In video-1, Fran (Francine Raften) and Jan (Janna Lopez) are…

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