Patt Morrison for July 23, 2012

Colorado Community Mourns In Aftermath Of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting
In 1999, Dave Cullen was part of the first wave of reporters to descend on Columbine High School after is was attacked by students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. By his own account, as a reporter at the time, Cullen, “ran with the pack that created the myths we are still living with.
Social Networking And Blogging Website Twitter

How social media is changing breaking news at the scene

The quickest reports from the scene of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado didn’t come from the police or traditional media; they instead came from social sites like Twitter and Reddit.
NCAA Announces Corrective and Punitive Measures for Penn State

What penalties are appropriate for Penn State?

The Penn State football program has been slammed with unprecedented sanctions in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. The NCAA today announced a set of severe sanctions, which includes fines of $60 million, a four year postseason ban, four years’ worth of scholarship caps and five years of probation.
anaheim police patch

Were Anaheim police too quick to shoot suspects?

Two men were shot and killed in separate officer-involved shootings in Anaheim over this past weekend, and area residents are protesting a string of police-involved shootings dating back to 2009.

Ralph Lauren faces ire for China-made Olympics uniforms

Is the Chinese-made U.S. Olympic uniform a symbolic slap in the face with real consequences?
Winter Olympics - Opening Ceremony
At this Friday’s opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics, thousands of athletes from 204 countries will parade before throngs of spectators in London’s Olympic Stadium.
The Little Blue Book by George Lakoff

Authors offer Democrats guidance in ‘The Little Blue Book’

George Lakoff, a professor of cognitive science and linguistics, and Elisabeth Wehling, a political strategist and author, offer guidance to Democrats in need of effective language to voice their ideas.

Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies at 61

The American physicist, first American woman, and youngest American to enter space died today after a 17 month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61 years old.
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