My latest article at MercatorNet, Taking Apart the News Cycle Merry-Go-Round, is on a topic that I had been thinking about for a while. The news media seems to thrive on keeping the viewer, or reader, in a constant state of anxiety as we are taken on perpetual guilt trips. I wanted to better understand how we got here and why the rhetoric is so vitriolic. This article is from my research in looking at the topic. I hope it helps you, as it did me, to take a step back and realize that we don’t have to ride the merry-go-round.
Meditation on Holy Week in the Midst of a Pandemic
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said, “It’s tragically fitting that we’re talking at the beginning of Holy Week because this ..
The 2019 Coronavirus Spread More Than I Thought It Would
I wrote two articles for Mind Matters on China’s censorship and surveillance practices amidst the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak (here and ..
Writing About China’s Relationship with Central Asia
Six months ago I started writing on China and technology for Mind Matters. This has been a learning experience for ..
Writing about Vaccines
For my Biohazards column in Salvo Issue 50, I decided to write about vaccines since it was a hot news ..
The Hong Kong Protests
My latest articles at Mind Matters News cover the Hong Kong protests. The first article addresses the various ways protesters ..