Leonard Pitts has a great article about the modern state of airport security, as revealed by the bunch of New York Daily News reporters who managed to smuggle contraband past the security checkpoints. You know the part that scares me? Not just that someone managed to get weapons through security, but that journalists did. Not to dis my own, but we members of the Fourth Estate … [Read more...] about A Frightening Thought
I guess any publicity is good publicity but did the Blog Report really have to link to my site with this tag? Is This Flatulence?? No It's The Windy Pundit!!!... This is a serious site about serious issues, dammit! Sigh...Hello to you folks visiting from the Blog Report. I'm so sorry to disappoint you if you came hear looking for some kind of dirty humor site. Fortunately for … [Read more...] about Um…That’s the Windy City… As in Chicago.
I couldn't help noticing that William Bennett has just admitted that pretty much all the cultural concerns he's voiced over the last decade have been wrong. The New York times asked 12 Americans for their views on "the most significant change the country has undergone in the year since Sept. 11." Bennet's response was that he had been worried that American culture was in … [Read more...] about William Bennett Recants!
I've now joined the Central Illinois Blogging Society Web Ring run by Bill Dennis Apparently, he's an actual journalist with, like, writing skills and everything. That's right, people pay him for his writing. Not only that, he does real journalist stuff like cover events and interview people, bringing actual new facts to light. By comparison, my only paid piece was a technical … [Read more...] about Central Illinois Blogging Society Web Ring.
As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, I'm looking for interesting articles from that time. I previously recommended Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts' column from the 12th. Another good one is Afghan-American Tamin Ansary's widely-circulated article in Salon a few days later: We come now to the question of bombing Afghanistan back to the Stone Age. Trouble is, that's been … [Read more...] about “The First Victims of the Perpetrators.”