Tag Archive: newspaper

Aug 15 2013

The Bezillionaire Times

Amazon’s bezillionaire CEO is buying The Washington Post, America’s second-most prestigious daily newspaper. Jeff Bezos only had to pay $250 million, less than 1 percent of his $28 billion personal fortune. Has plutocracy finally overwhelmed our press? Some veteran journalists fear the worst. Another grand old family of American journalism, the lament goes, has stepped …

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Aug 08 2013

Unfit to Print: Suddenly, all self-respecting billionaires need to own at least one newspaper.

What’s the hottest trend among men who have it all? writing essays for money Buying islands and Picassos is out. Buying newspapers is in. We’re not talking about subscriptions here. All self-respecting billionaires should own at least one newspaper, preferably a big one. Within a single week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos agreed to spend $250 …

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Jun 19 2013

Announce the word!

Years ago someone carved an image in a block of wood by allowing the object to remain above the area that had been chiseled away. They covered the image with ink and placed it on another surface and made a copy of the image and some say that “printing was born.” In A.D. 779 the …

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May 01 2013

SB 1327: Toll road construction project and public utilities

East Texas Review Dear Editor: I sincerely hope the Legislature will enact SB 1327. This bill deals with toll road construction projects and public utilities, which operate in the right-of-way. Currently, any cost of moving public utilities is shared between the utility (and thus its customers) and the toll road project. If SB 1327 is …

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Oct 11 2011

Gridlock and Bedlam

It’s scary, but I’m starting to agree with my pessimist friend. By Donald Kaul My friend Richard is a little crazy and very smart. He spends his days filling the Internet with screeds and rants on his favorite subject — the continuing collapse of our society. I’d tell you his last name, but if you …

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