On the Importance of Backing up the Things you Say

I teach freshmen college students how to use objective research to form an argument. Usually, these are students in introductory English or Communications classes who are about to write their first college research papers. Their professors contact the library, and we bring the class in for a crash course on research. Often, it’s a struggle… Continue reading On the Importance of Backing up the Things you Say

Good News: The Mainstream Media Is Not Your Enemy

In 1972, two young reporters for The Washington Post—Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein—were assigned to cover a certain break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s office in the Watergate hotel. Their ongoing investigative reporting made the country aware of the dirty deeds of the Nixon administration and prompted a Federal investigation into the Watergate scandal. Today,… Continue reading Good News: The Mainstream Media Is Not Your Enemy