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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“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play…Read More
In the 1952 movie “High Noon” Will Kane, the sheriff of an unnamed western town, is left alone to face the murderous Frank Miller. The townspeople, who the sheriff is paid to protect, desert him in his hour of need because they are cowards, willing to accept the chaos and corruption Miller represents rather than face the possibility of death.…Read More
Never mind dog whistles. If any doubt remained about where Donald Trump draws his inspiration, we no longer need to wonder. He revealed his source on Veterans Day, promising to “root out the communists, Marxists, fascists and the radical left thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our country that lie and steal and cheat on elections.” (emphasis…Read More
This is a little out of the ordinary for this space, but the times we live in are–we can hope—a lot out of the ordinary. I want to say a word about my favorite cousin, Judy Lyons Sherry. She’s been my favorite cousin as long as I can remember so that goes back almost 80 years. She’s a little older…Read More