40 Years a Journalist

HOW FAKE NEWS BECAME A FAKE IDEA Ron Roel In more than four decades as a journalist, I’ve seen a steady stream of politicians push back against the news media. But nothing like Donald Trump. First, there was "3D Trump"–the Donald simply calling reporters "dishonest," "disgusting" or "disgrace[...]

Agent Cooper

AN OLD FRIEND REMAINS INTREPID–AND BECOMES SEMI-FAMOUS ALONG THE WAY A few months ago, I sat down for a cup of coffee with an old friend, Hudson Cooper–a high school buddy and an editor on my high school newspaper, where I was editor-in-chief. Hudson and I had never lost touch, not really. We had[...]

Getting There. Together.

It began as a breezy summer read. A couple of months ago, I picked up The Boys in the Boat, the best-selling book by Daniel James Brown, a true account of how nine working class boys from the University of Washington took on the Ivy League rowing world, not only winning the national collegiate cr[...]