Journalism Films

Submitted by ub on Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:34

The Oscars remind us of the best motion pictures for journalism movies and crowd-pleasing blockbusters. Therefore we offer the following suggestions for good news movies to watch, along with the year each film was released:

Jan. 28: "Spotlight" (2016),

Feb. 4: "Shattered Glass" (2003),

Feb. 11: "Ace in the Hole" (1951),

Feb. 18: "Nightcrawler" (2014),

Feb. 25: "Network" (1976),

March 4: "His Girl Friday" (1940),

March 25: "Zodiac" (2007),

April 1: "The Paper" (1998),

April 8: "State of Play" (2009),

POTUS Shutdown or Lockout?

Submitted by ub on Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:21

#Russia, if you're listening, please instruct the 3 #Republican #Turncoats - #Donald #Mitch #Lindsey to immediately open the federal government. I think you will be rewarded mightily.

Who gets the credit after literally nothing was accomplished except that nearly one million Americans had to endure stress and hardship placed on them by a 72 year old toddler with a temper tantrum.

Reflecting on MLK Day

Submitted by ub on Mon, 01/21/2019 - 21:37

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we want to express our gratitude for our community of thoughtful readers are supporters.

Dr. Martin Luther King believed in bridges, not walls and respected those who disagreed with him, while still taking a stand for nonviolence and racial justice. With the constant polarization in our nation today, his message is a great reminder to hope for something different and to speak out.

Super Bowl Bound

Submitted by ub on Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:36

It is soon going to be East vs West Coast as New England Patriots battle Los Angeles Rams on February 2, 2019, at The Super Bowl.

Both playoff games went into overtime, but only one team will have played, not one, three, six but nine times.

Does the Brady Belichick tag team prove once again that all they need to continue #NFL dominance is the best Coach and Quarterback in the league and anyone, as well as everyone else, can become interchangeable?

Stalemate vs Standoff

Submitted by ub on Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:02

Call it whatever you wish, but words and actions matter and #Trump is ripping the #USA apart, just like #Russia wants it.

A stalemate is a situation in the game where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no move. a standoff is a deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict.

Deep Freeze Climate Change

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/20/2019 - 23:24

The distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time with extremely cold conditions are really like the ones affecting 88 million Americans across the USA. NYC could then see 50 degrees by Thursday.

Unplug To Stay Connected

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:36

I’m learning that technology overdose tears us apart. We must seek quiet time by unplugging each and every day. No matter how old we are, taking time to tune into our individual reality is the key to sanity for humanity.

• For Kindergarten to-high-school students, a ten-minute period of silence sometime during a day to pay attention to our thoughts or our interests during this special time.

Really Big Snooze

Submitted by ub on Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:06

Most parents know that toddlers seek attention. Democrats had no deal for POTUS big reveal. US House Speaker, Representative Nancy Pelosi California Democrat rejected POTUS offer to trade $5.7 billion for a permanent wall in exchange for a temporary "Dreamers." extension.

She said Trump’s plan a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives.

Open Says We

Submitted by ub on Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:49

It’s We The People who must demand that Trump open up the federal government, which he was happy to take the blame for shutting down over a wall. He told #USA taxpayers Mexico would pay for, but the funds have never materialized.

Should stunts and impulsive messages from the president count as formal policy actions? What's going on here?
Everyone supports border security, but the majority of Americans don’t support wasting money on his ridiculous wall.