Tag Archives: Opinions

Thought For the Day: No Two Persons Have Read the Same Book

“No two persons ever read the same book.” – Edmund Wilson, critic (8 May 1895-1972)          

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Journalistic Contradiction

Jou Journalistic Contradiction by Michael Romani With opinions come views Often dressed up as news It’s comical to discuss trust When trustworthiness is a bust The truth is in this contradiction That objectivity is lost in nuance and projection Basing … Continue reading

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First Principles: Freedom of the Press Does Not Include Freedom to Endlessly Insult, Accuse and Defame Others

“If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: All Opinions Are Not Equal

“All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.” –  Douglas Adams, in The Salmon of Doubt (2002)        

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First Principles: Know the Difference Between Opinions and Facts

“Nothing is so contagious as opinion, especially on questions which, being susceptible of very different glosses, beget in the mind a distrust of itself.” — James Madison (1790)        

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First Principles: The Right To Peacefully Dissent Is Fundamental To America

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like … Continue reading

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First Principles: Separation Between Politics and Personalities

“It’s been a great source of pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents  who have not had the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred … Continue reading

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