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Record’s story was proper journalism

On Sunday, Oct. 7, the Lompoc Record published an article about a candidate for city council who paid his property taxes about a year late. (“Council candidate late on property taxes”) Readers who posted on the paper’s Web site blasted the Record for publishing the article, not because it was inaccurate or false, but because it […]


When spin wins, public loses

We are now firmly ensconced in, as someone else aptly termed it, the political silly season. Personally I think the adjective “silly” is far too innocuous. The dictionary defines “silly”  as “having or showing a lack of common sense or judgment; absurd and foolish,” and “used to convey that an activity or process has been engaged […]