Steve Hochstadt: While national newspapers are weathering this storm, local newspapers are closing. Since 2004, about 1,800 local papers have closed or merged. The smaller the paper, the more likely it would close.
Steve Hochstadt: All of the prominent men who have suddenly found themselves held responsible for their treatment of women, from which they walked away for years, are outraged by their new plight.
Steve Hochstadt: This election campaign brings us a special seasonal offering of nationwide lying, the attack ad, on behalf of people hiding behind the people in tiny print.
Steve Hochstadt: More than 1 in every 8 Americans lives below the poverty level, over 40 million Americans. The greeter at Walmart, the young woman taking your food order, the shopper looking for day-old bread – they might all be poor.
Steve Hochstadt: The unprecedented success of female and minority candidates among Democrats comes from efforts to turn out voters who were absent in 2016.
Steve Hochstadt: In Trump’s first 18 months, 8 Cabinet secretaries had to resign, often for spending outrageous amounts of our tax dollars on themselves, a record turnover.
Steve Hochstadt: New discoveries constantly show that what we think we understand about nature is not quite right.
Steve Hochstadt: Conservative propagandists use various media to tell stories about America and the world that they know are not true.
Steve Hochstadt: Making wild charges about rigged elections seems to win Republican votes. Failing to prove them doesn’t matter. Playing with racism and hanging around with racists doesn’t matter either.
Steve Hochstadt: Trump supplements attacks on responsible media with unprecedented support for the irresponsible reporting of pretend journalists.
Steve Hochstadt: By staying true to their countercultural roots, ultimate players have discovered that hard competition does not automatically mean animosity and cheating
Steve Hochstadt: My doctor helped me recover from this current scare by telling me, “Something else will probably kill you.” He and I both understood the value of frank talk about the future.
Steve Hochstadt: Donald Trump began his campaign by insulting Mexicans and promising to ban Muslims. He is leading the reversal of American openness and a return to our earlier racially-based immigration.