Category Archives: Society

The day Elvis died

Certain stories set an entire newsroom buzzing, and word of the death of Elvis Presley, 40 years ago today, spread like wildfire throughout the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. I had worked there for eight months, still getting used to the rhythms … Continue reading

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An unusual school of mines

Every other month, I travel to Henderson, Nev., to facilitate a community advisory panel. The managers from four plants meet with community representatives from different walks of life. Each plant reports on its progress in five areas – safety, environmental … Continue reading

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Run government like a business? An impossible, foolish notion

Carly Fiorina, the one-time CEO of Hewlett-Packard, threw her hat in the ring last week to become the GOP 2016 nominee for president. Like many business types before her, she pledged that, if elected, she would “run government like a … Continue reading

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