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`The Failure Stuff:’ Why Ignorance and Mistakes Matter

In Sunday’s New York Times, author and New America fellow Jamie Holmes makes the case for teaching students the importance of ignorance. Too often, Holmes argues, students are taught about scientific breakthroughs and understanding, but not the important role that … Continue reading

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The Dangers of the Open Seas

In writing about offshore drilling over the years, I’ve always been stunned by the vagaries of maritime law. The New York Times is running a great series examining just how lawless seas can be. The first installment ran Sunday, with … Continue reading

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Fracking’s Publishing Boom Revisited

In Sunday’s New York Times, Jim Malewitz of the Texas Tribune revisits the publishing boom that has erupted in South Texas with hydraulic fracturing. The story focuses on The Boom at Eagle Ford Shale, a newspaper published by Kathy Rudkin, who … Continue reading

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Why `Wolf’ List Shouldn’t Be Released

My former colleague Susan Antilla had a nice piece in the New York Times recently on a judge’s decision to keep confidential the list of victims preyed upon by Jordan Belfort, the self-proclaimed “Wolf of Wall Street.” A TV news … Continue reading

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That old familiar staccato of keys striking paper

My writing career began after the dawn of word processors, so I have never written anything of consequence on a typewriter. I found myself reflecting on the role of the typewriter in my own writing career after reading actor Tom … Continue reading

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