The Science of Journalism
If I Had My Way
To: Margaret Sullivan - email@example.com
Cc: Doug Skoglund - firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Doug Skoglund - email@example.com
Date: 04 Jul 2014 11:00 am CDT
Subject: 2014021 - A Prediction...
...or Wishful Thinking -- Take Your Pick.
The Republicans will take the Senate in November. The resulting battle will cause the Democrats to rethink strategy that will progress along one of two ways, as follows:
1. Obama will fight the GOP and Joe Biden will resign as VP and run for the 2016 nomination.
2. Obama will shift gears and support the Joe Biden effort.
In either case, Hillary will not run -- too much baggage.
Paul Krugman will be Biden's running mate and economic advisor. Following is from Paul's July 03 post, "Build We Won't."
You often find people talking about our economic difficulties as if they were complicated and mysterious, with no obvious solution. As the economist Dean Baker recently pointed out, nothing could be further from the truth. The basic story of what went wrong is, in fact, almost absurdly simple: We had an immense housing bubble, and, when the bubble burst, it left a huge hole in spending. Everything else is footnotes.
Paul's major shortcoming -- all talk and no action -- the New York Times problem -- will have to change -- or we'll never save our Democracy.
Remember, Paul is an expert in the Science of Economics -- I can only hope that he will learn how to expand that knowledge to the Science of Journalism. Science is a process -- the search for the best opinion where opinions can change as a result of expanding knowledge.
There is no conflict between Science and Religion since Religion is an opinion -- obviously, that is my opinion -- so it is entirely possible to have a Science of Religion -- as opposed to these never ending wars.
Of course, people will always have differing opinions, the basis for the development of the Democratic Process. And that is the only way to solve the problems Paul discusses -- get the people involved in the educational process so they can participate in the Democratic Process, intelligently.
To be continued (I really hope)
Doug Skoglund firstname.lastname@example.org
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