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- To Get Our Economy Back Hold Cheaters, Fraudsters And Exploiters Accountable.
- Redefining Chutzpah: More Bad Ideas to Burden Women.
- A Commercial, Sandwiched Between Lines of Dialogue on Hawaii Five-0
- Reconciling cities with water scarcity.
- How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work.
- “If You Thought SOPA Was Bad, Just Wait Until You Meet ACTA
- K Street’s Boom Goes Bust
- After the Nuclear Disaster, Japan Considers a Green Future.
- Arctic Temperatures Continue Rapid Rise as 2011 Breaks Record Set in 2010.
- After Bankrolling SC Victory, Adelson Family To Give Another $5 Million To Pro-Gingrich SuperPAC.
- Analysis: With Gingrich win, GOP can’t avoid wrenching and perhaps prolonged nomination fight.
- Live-Blogging The South Carolina Results.
- Opening Newt’s Marriage.
- Justice Scalia On Unlimited Political Ads: Turn Off The TV.
- Apple’s textbooks for 1-percenters will leave most children behind.
- Growing Up: The Skyline & The City.
- The New American Divide.
- This week in the War on Women: 2011 was a hell of a year. Will 2012 be better?
- The energy playing field is more unbalanced than ever.
- Romney versus Obama: A tale of two capitalists.
- Occupy Wall Street joins Occupy The Dream: Is It Cooptation, or Growing the Movement?
- Art Pope’s money drives NC legislature’s anti-environmental turn.
- Voter ID cases could test Voting Rights Act.
- Asymptote Journal.
- Americans Clueless Paying Wall Street $20 Billion for Swaps.
- Quote on MLK memorial will be changed.
- Rep. Lamar Smith removes key provision from SOPA.
- Big Ideas for Small Business.
- Issue Pulse: Is the Economy Improving?
- Underwater Homeowners May Swim Freely.
- New Minimum Standards for Sex Education: Progress or Retreat?
- Overheard on the Goldman Sachs Elevator.
- DOJ urges judge to side with plaintiff in Baltimore police taping case.
- NY Times Public Editor Asks If Paper Should Publish Uncorrected Lies or Be a “Truth Vigilante.” Seriously.
- New York Times public editor says people misinterpreted his ridiculous question.
- Fungicide in orange juice: What’s next?
- 30 Statistics That Show The Middle Class Is Dying Right In Front Of Our Eyes.
- Column: Why you don’t really have free will.
- Did Psychopaths Take Over Wall Street Asylum?
- Yearly Review.
- How to be a dictator.
- Flying Robots Build A Tower Near Paris.
- Is E-Voting Ready for 2012?
- The Top 10 Numbers of 2011.
- Iowa GOP has one set of election rules for itself; but doesn’t want them for the general public.
- Brother, Can You Spare a Tofutti Cutie?
- The arrival of commodore perry brings civil war.
- The American Scholar.
- Modeled Behavior.
- California Is A Place.
- Revolt of the Elites.
- The effect of ‘Americans Elect’.
- Will Google, Amazon, and Facebook Black Out the Net?
- To Do What is Right and Just.
- Top MuckReads of 2011: Domestic Surveillance, Shell Companies and College Sports Corruption.
- Seven Economic Policy Goals For Progressives In 2012.
- Big Consequences From Small Trade Deals.
- Religious Sex-Toy Sites Vow to Save Marriages.
- Are Metro Jacksonville’s Days Numbered?
- Riding Israel: A Tragicomedy.
- When a Child Is Abused by a War Veteran.
- In Washington area, African American students suspended and expelled two to five times as often as whites.
- How to Make a Feature Film With Your Cell Phone.
- Nullification Makes a Comeback.
- What’s Happening In Virginia? Republicans Require Voters To Sign Loyalty Oath To Vote And So Much More.
- The 10 Dumbest, Most Offensive Political Ads in Recent Memory.
- Keynes Was Right.
- 2011-2012 Bowl Game Schedule – College Football Bowl Schedules.
- Abortion, LGBT And Immigration Measures Set To Take Effect In 2012.
- On Eve of Net Boycott, Dump GoDaddy Exodus Begins.
- Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Again Top Most Admired List.
- The First Amendment Upside Down. Why We Must Occupy Democracy.
- America is Now More Vulnerable than at any Time in History.
- 2012 will bring the appification of media.
- We need to improve tech criticism. Here’s how.
- The social media bubble may burst, and predictions for 2012.
- A look back at my 2011 predictions, along with a fresh batch for 2012.
- 2012 will be the year of the content-controller oligopoly.
- For journalism’s future, the killer app is credibility.
- 2012 will be a year of expanded “network sensibility”.
- 2012 will bring “the great retrenchment” among newspaper publishers.
- Collaboration! Data! 2012 will see news outlets turning talk into action.
- From a dropped paywall to a social media Pulitzer, expect a year of transformation.
- Curation and amplification will become much more sophisticated in 2012.
- Amazon conquers, Patch dies, a Facebook-only outlet is born…and more predictions for 2012.
- LA is the future (kill me now).
- In the coming year, social media journalists will #Occupythenews.
- Next year, Kindles, iPhones, and tablets will truly grow up.
- Next year, personalization platforms will bring us more choices, not fewer.
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Over the last few weeks, we’ve made a few changes on our home page and on the site. Here’s an update:
During the past couple of weeks, LikeTheDew.com has come under increasing attacks from spammers registering on our site and attempting to post malicious code. While the site is secure, the bombardment, over 20,000 attempts yesterday, is quite a nuisance (we get an email each time there is a registration).
You may notice some additional levels of security on the site. We regret they are necessary, but attacks are part of being successful enough to be noticed by cyber vandals (tempted to write something nasty, but don’t wish to provoke them further). You will also notice that, at least temporarily, registration via social media sites (facebook, twitter, google, etc.) is no longer allowed.
All to say, new registration may be suspended for time to time as we do battle. If you wish register and have difficulty or find that registration is not available, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up your account. Note on new registrations: if you wish to register and submit a story, please let us know so we can properly set up your account.
Today, we did something that feels terribly wrong, but for good reason: we suspended the comment privileges of someone on the Dew for violating our published rules of civility.
Free speech and the right to disagree are held sacred here. So are honesty, transparency and civility. The commenter was warned numerous times, and for whatever reasons, refused to comply or even respond to our requests for dialog. In almost two years, we have never banned anyone else. You may have known him as “Bob Tetley,” “Francois Lipton,” or the most recent incarnation of “Brenden.”
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The South and Southern journalism have lost another legendary figure: A.M. “Mac” Secrest, a courageous small town newspaper publisher who stood up for decency when racial tensions in the region were at their peak.
Mac Secrest’s courage in fighting racial segregation was beyond dispute. He was often opinionated and frequently outspoken, and he relished a good argument. But he was also an immensely engaging figure who was loved by many and tolerated even by many of the people who fiercely disagreed with him.
The obituary below, prepared by his son David K. Secrest, a long-time reporter and editor, tells more of Mac’s story:
During recent weeks, we have made some changes on the Dew.
Comments – Now when you comment on a story, you’ll find an “Edit” button so you can discreetly fix typos or punctuation. In the next month or so, our comment windows will be upgraded (thanks to some generous donations to the Dew) to include a formatting tool bar and built-in spell check. You may also have noticed that comments now allow nested replies to specific commenters (just click the “Reply” link) and user avatars (automatic if you uploaded a photo when you registered or login using Facebook or Twitter, etc.).
Southern Voices – A new section on the Dew. You’ll find it toward the bottom on the right side of our home page. This section is open to all users and is designed for less formal posts – blogs, opinions, rants and such. Except for being monitored for our “appropriateness” standard, these posts are original and unedited. To learn how to post your stories, click here.
Videos & Recommended Reading – Each day, LikeTheDewers scour the Web looking for interesting videos and stories. We’ve recently added more videos and redesigned the jump pages for videos and our recommended reading. In case you missed something, you’ll find all those added in the last few weeks on the jump pages.
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Ads on the Dew – During recent months, we have experimented with ads, which generate the Dew a small commission when the ads are clicked on and a purchase is made. The ads haven’t been a total failure, but close (we earned less than $100 in 3 months of trying). We’ve learned that Dew readers will click on Amazon ads and make a purchase, but few others. While our Dew Shops are still open (if you are going to buy something on the Web — computers, printing, apparel, travel, books, music, etc. — please visit our Dew Shops, click on a listed advertiser and help out the Dew), we have begun removing most of the advertisers from our pages. We’ve left up a few – mostly green, fair trade, Southern or general merchandise.
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This story is the 1,000th to appear on Like the Dew. Yes, this one — the one you are reading. Reaching this milestone was unthinkable a year ago. Some awesome work has appeared on the site since it debuted with a story by the film writer Eleanor Ringel Cater last March 12. Many accomplished writers, some with strong professional credentials, others just beginning to express themselves in public, have contributed work that sings with a genuine elegance.
That’s not to say every story we’ve published has been wonderful. Not all stories nor all writers are equal in this publication or any other. But the percentage of excellent pieces has been unusually high. All of those stories
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If you haven’t been to Like The Dew’s News & Opinion Feeds (the link is at the very top right of every page), you are missing out. In one place, you can read 2,068 different newspapers, magazines, watchdog sites and blogs, plus widgets (weather radar, stocks, recipes, latest scores and best seller lists) – updated every few minutes – and more sites are added each month (we’ve just added several dozen new sites).
Just point at a headline and you’ll see an excerpt. Click on it and you’ll get the original story. Plus, you can click on “More story feeds” and you’ll instantly see twice as many headlines for that publication. It is really cool.
Separate windows for each Southern state (just click on your state in the map) with local news and popular bloggers. Plus separate windows for: News & Opinion; Arts; Business & the Economy; Important Causes; Food, Dining & Cooking; Green Environmental Sites; Health & Wellness; Places & Travel; Politics; Popular Culture, Weird News & Celebrities; Science & Technology; Sports – Yes, even World Cup; Writing & Journalism; and Every Block – where you can get information on what is going on in your neighborhood, public records, crime, home sales and dining reviews (only selected cities, so far including: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Jose and Washington, DC).
No, we are not ripping off the work of journalists. Our News & Opinion Feeds act as a portal to promote the original site of the writers and carries no advertising.
Our News & Opinion Feeds are generated automatically from RSS feeds provided by each site. LikeTheDew readers are invited to submit comments and additional sites for listing here. Send your ideas including site feed addresses (look for RSS, XML or Atom feeds – regrettably, many sites do not provide a feed) to: Feeds@LikeTheDew.com.
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In 2008, Susan G. Komen for the CureⓇ celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, with well over one million participants since 2005. The Komen Race for the Cure Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs, which fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world. Up to 75 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects. Run.Walk. Pledge. Just get involved in a […]
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OK, sports fans, we know you spent all weekend watching football or the Tour Championship from Atlanta’s historic East Lake course. (How ’bout that Lefty? How ’bout that Tiger?) Now that the weekend’s over, we don’t want you to suffer total withdrawal, so here’s a forum for anyone who wants to talk about sports. You can bring up any topic you want, but here are three questions for starters: 1) The ponds probably haven’t frozen over in your neighborhood yet, but here comes the National Hockey League season. Four games are scheduled Thursday. In Atlanta, the season opens Saturday when the Thrashers take on the Tampa Bay Lightning, rivals in the five-team Southeast division. Do you think hockey is viewed as a major sport in the South, and, if not, do you think it will become one? 2) In college football, No. 4 Mississippi lost to South Carolina. No. 9 […]
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A native of Adel, Georgia, Eugene Patterson succeeded Ralph McGill as editor of The Atlanta Constitution in 1960. Later, he served as managing editor of the Washington Post and editor of the St. Petersburg Times. Saturday, he joined in a celebration of the life of his long-time friend and fellow legend of journalism, Bill Emerson, at the First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. The prepared text of Gene Patterson’s ringing and poetic eulogy for Mr. Emerson, who died last Tuesday, follows: Bill Emerson Remembered By Eugene Patterson Saturday, August 29, 2009 First Presbyterian Church Atlanta, GA Journalism has lost a tower and every man has lost a friend now that Bill Emerson has moved on to the place where the old tigers go. Wherever that place may be, it’s bound to be brightened as Bill’s uproarious updraft of ebullience balloons him surely heavenward. Bill rode in here on his runaway rhetoric […]
Bill Emerson, whose life is portrayed brilliantly by Doug Cumming in a tribute that also appears on likethedew.com, delivered a remarkable eulogy for his fellow journalist, Celestine Sibley, 10 years ago this month. A long-time reporter and columnist for The Atlanta Constitution, Ms. Sibley died of cancer at the age of 85 on Aug. 15, 1999. Mr. Emerson died Tuesday at the age of 86. Many of our readers have suggested that we re-print the tribute one legendary journalist paid to another. Mr. Emerson’s prepared text was widely circulated among Ms. Sibley’s friends and appears below. It honors both of these towering figures. A Eulogy by Bill Emerson In this moment I speak for you and for Celestine’s friends everywhere. It is a great honor and a terrifying responsibility. Friends were her wealth and friendship was her genius and many hundreds of you are here now. I salute you. You […]
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