Category Archives: Ethical Blogging

Crux: Fr. Rosica Condemns National Catholic Reporter

…just kidding!  Fr. Rosica is talking about Catholic bloggers: Both Rosica and his “Salt and Light TV” Catholic network in Canada have occasionally been targeted for on-line criticism, especially from conservative and pro-life Catholic organizations. The Internet, Rosica said, “can … Continue reading

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National Blogger Day of Silence

Naturally, I will not be participating in this here (since it, ironically, gives the opposition what they want — silence).  Rather, I will simply point you towards Bearing Drift where we will be participating in the national day of protest. … Continue reading

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Waldo Jaquith: Warren Olney is emblematic of what’s wrong with modern journalism.

A very fair point, and something that is difficult to ascertain for the listener: On the January 1, 2010 episode of the show, the featured topic was Barbara Ehrenreich’s newest book, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has … Continue reading

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Slate: DEATH TO ANONYMOUS COMMENTS!!!

I could not agree more: I can’t speak for my bosses, who might feel differently than I do. But as a writer, my answer is no—I don’t want anonymous commenters. Everyone who works online knows that there’s a direct correlation … Continue reading

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Montaigne the Proto-Blogger?

Our friends at The American Interest sort of shoot down the idea that Montaigne was an inspiration for the modern-day blogger: Bakewell presents a thoroughly contemporary Montaigne, undogmatically liberal in his moral and social views, radically modern (even postmodern) in … Continue reading

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On Violence in Politics

“Der Krieg ist eine bloße Fortsetzung der Politik mit anderen Mitteln” — Carl von Clausewitz, On War (1832) The handicapped are the model citizens of tomorrow. That sounds like the very worst of what many Americans would consider to be … Continue reading

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Social Media as Slacktivism

So after the Bearing Drift presented some Technorati numbers, followed by the leftosphere’s howls and Virginia Virtucon’s touche on the matter, I did myself the benefit of actually looking at my Google Analytics numbers… …and discovered that they were disabled after the … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Supervisor-Elect

First, I want to give folks a heads up on a three-week project I”m working on.  It’ll be an insight as to what I’m learning as a newly-minted supervisor in Fluvanna County, Virginia and what the process entails, how the … Continue reading

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Some changes here at SK.com

For those of you who do not know already, last Tuesday, November 03rd I won in a general election for county supervisor here in Fluvanna County by a 3.5% margin.  It was a tremendous win, backed by some of the … Continue reading

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The McBollingNelli Broom Is Out

Much to the dismay of the journalists at the Washington Post, the top three GOP candidates aren’t just talking win… they’re talking sweep: It was Cuccinelli– introduced to the crowd as Ken “Don’t Tread on Me” Cuccinelli — who held … Continue reading

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