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About Lawrence

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.

Latest Blog Posts

If You’re Upset About Gun Violence. . .

September 24, 2023

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…

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Jerry Springer, Donald Trump and Thomas Hobbes

June 9, 2023

In one of our earlier installments, I attributed much of the bad behavior in our recent experience to Jerry Springer. It was Springer, the former mayor of Cincinnati, who became a television talk show host of a different kind, inviting participants to come on television to reveal their innermost, darkest secrets—and to brawl with each other on camera if they…

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Invading Iraq—and Its Consequences

March 23, 2023

 “Why, of course, the people don’t want war.  Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don’t want war, neither in Russia nor in England nor in America,…

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Is Lying Contagious?

February 22, 2023

Some years ago, while traveling for a client, I spoke with the editorial page editor of a Wyoming newspaper about writing an editorial supporting the trade agreement I was advocating. He told me he couldn’t do it. I asked him why. He said if he did support the agreement, a small, local cattleman’s association wouldn’t agree with the editorial. He…

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