I am heartsick. The news coming out of the White House and the Vatican has left me despondent. Two of the world’s highest offices — the U.S. presidency and the papacy — are besmirched and fouled, leaving me with shattered ideals and a sense of violated trust.
The timing of the The Post's release — at the peak of the "#MeToo" movement against male sexual harassment in the workplace — appears more fortuitous than intentional. The film is more a declaration of women's arrival and progress against gender inequality in the news media and elsewhere.
It looks like there is at least one legacy value most mainstream news organizations won't abandon in reporting on the president-elect: verifying information before publishing it, no matter how eminently clickable it might be.
The recent revelations concerning outbreaks of measles in parts of our nation are troubling from a public health perspective. They also point out however, an equally troubling trend, namely that despite the fact that we are living in the 21st Century, far too many of our citizens make critical decisions in their lives based not on science but on ignorance, paranoia and superstition.