Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Is Anyone Paying Attention?


Lynn Vavreck, UCLA political scientist: “Most people don’t care about politics. They’re not running around with these preformed opinions in their head. They worry about what they’ll make for dinner and how to get their kids to bed. And that hasn’t changed. For us, that’s an alien world. We think about  politics all the time. But we’re not normal. The 24-hour news cycle has not really affected the average American who isn’t into politics. And that’s really important to remember.”

Ezra Klein, political blogger: “I think most people in Washington believe voters would make better decisions if they spent more time following politics. But I spend a lot of time following politics, and quite often, I couldn’t be happier that voters are tuning out the inanities that obsess this town. Better that they worry about real mountains rather than hyped-up molehills.”

—Ezra Klein, blogger and columnist, 
Wonkblog, The Washington Post, 4/20/12

• Editorial Comment: If a Gingrich falls in the forest, does it make a sound? Give me a ring in November, willya?

• RERUN: Terrific! Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from writer extraordinaire E.B. White, about the writer’s responsibility? Click here.

• Of interest: Study: J-school grads’ unemployment rate better than average

News from our award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café 
HNC Weekly News Roundup 
JCOM honors Class of 2012, outstanding students; awards scholarships 
Decision nears on proposed Oneida Narrows dam, but fight not over yet, by Allie Jeppson 
USU honors its athletes, teams of the year at USTARS dinner, by Rebecca Holliday
Cancer foes generate hope doing laps all night for Relay For Life, by Rebecca Holliday
Mendon historian loves to discover and share the past, by Josh Ruggles
New names in Nibley: City manager Zook and municipal judge Cook, by Tmera Bradley
Hyrum city promises help for home owners in Wapiti Bluff subdivision, by Tara Alvey
Wellsville turns down request for commercial rezone, by Jimena Herrero
Aggie TV News for April 19, 2012 
USU journalists dominate annual regional Mark of Excellence Awards 
JCOM Prof, SLTrib Photographer Win Journalism Ethics Award 
GUEST COLUMN: Obama leads the way in kindness, civility, by Helen Cannon

PeezPIX by Ted Pease 
Catalog here

Good Doggone.
Lulu the Bighearted Dog left us much too soon. 
2002-2012 RIP

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