Tag Archive for Boston Globe

Paywalls for News on Boston Bombing Lifted

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It was a very stressful day for anyone with friends or family in Boston. And for newspapers with paywalls, the great interest in any news on the bombing prompted many to lift the paywalls for free access to stories.  This practice was done by the Boston Globe, the New York Times and the Orange County…

Register acquired by Obama supporter from Massachusetts; will a “Balanced” Opinion Page result?

The Orange County Register, perhaps the largest “Libertarian” paper left in the nation, has been sold to a Massachusetts investor who acquired several other Freedom Communications dailies.  The deal is expected to close in the next 30 days. While the Register does a very nice job of covering their own acquisition, let’s turn instead to…

Teacher performance should not be measured by a series of multiple-choice questions

By teaching to a test we end up teaching as though we are programming a computer for limited and simple functions rather than teaching students the full spectrum of knowledge necessary to be productive and involved members of society. Life is not a series of multiple-choice questions and our students are not monkeys trained to use a #2 pencil to fill in bubbles on a sheet of paper.

Breakdown of Brown Victory shows it’s not about Obama

The Boston Globe posted this interesting analysis of the election of Scott Brown to the US Senate seat in my old stomping grounds in Massachusetts.  And I have a couple of additional points to add to this towards the end that I believe helped the Republicans win.  The picture is not as rosy as Republicans…

The Meet The Publisher Meeting at Grand Ave

Earlier today, I (and several stealthyliberal pals) made our way to the Register’s offices at Grand Ave. for a “Meet the Publisher” lunch with Register publisher Terry Horne.  I estimate the crowd at about 150 people, mostly older Orange Countians feasting on a vareity of box lunches and cold water.  My purpose for going was to…