Lawrence Meyer is a veteran, award-winning newspaper reporter and editor. He spent thirty-two years at The Washington Post, where he witnessed many of the twentieth century’s most dramatic events. During the 1970s, he covered the attempted assassination of Governor George C. Wallace, the Watergate break-in trial, the Senate Watergate hearings, and the subsequent impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon. His intimate familiarity with the thinking and politics at the heart of a great American newspaper lends remarkable accuracy and immediacy to The Final Edition.
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Why was this year’s midterm election outcome such a surprise to so many—especially in the media? In the weeks before November 8, we were reading and hearing that the Democrats had surged during the summer because of the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, but that the ravages of inflation had brought voters back to renouncing the Democrats. That, supposedly, coupled with…Read More
It has been an interesting summer, beginning with the House hearings of the January 6 committee and continuing with the revelations of how the 45th president pilfered classified documents when he left office 14 days after his failed attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Important as they are, neither of those events should distract us from the…Read More
A person very close to me has been complaining a lot lately that Joe Biden—otherwise known as the President—can’t catch a break with the media. He’s too old, he’s too progressive, he’s not liberal enough, why isn’t he doing anything about inflation, why did he let the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, etc., etc. This complaint about the media…Read More
According to its Preamble, the Constitution was ordained and established “…to insure domestic Tranquility” and “promote the general Welfare” as well as securing “the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity….” Presumably nothing has altered that original intent. No amendment has been made to the Constitution saying that insuring domestic tranquility, promoting the general welfare and securing the blessing…Read More