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If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. Mark Twain There is a national news and information disruption that is taking place, and it is unparalleled. If we don’t figure out, as citizen fact-and-opinion consumers, how...

Do you believe in miracles? Barna Research says you probably do, assuming you’re part of those 66% of adult Americans who answered “yes” to that question in its survey. On the other hand, you may be part of that group of young “millennials,” 26% of...

When crime fiction magazine Prose & Cons asked me about the supernatural themes in my novel #The Occupied, here is what I wrote. http://www.prose-n-cons.com/craig-parshall.html  ...

  In the middle of the political food fight we call the National Election, the article hit me squarely between the eyes. Even though it involved the Dems and the Republicans, it was decidedly non-political. But more than that, it said something very revealing about us....

If they’re selling it, don’t buy it. When a President (or a candidate) drops the names of Judges they want on the Supreme Court, the inference is that stellar legal qualifications are the primary litmus test. Wrong. After all, one rarely gets on the short-list to...

This month, White House officials hosted a meeting with social media and tech giants Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook and Apple, among others. On the agenda was President Obama’s call for the companies to thwart terror groups from using those web-based communication platforms. A good...

At first glance, the issue shouts irrelevancy: the rewriting (and production) of Shakespeare’s plays into trendy English. But just under the surface, there lurks a profound lesson about the art of communication that impacts us all. In an op-ed in today’s New York Times (“Shakespeare...

The wheels of the law may grind infinitely slow yet infinitely fine, as the saying goes, but its machinery is never more dangerous to fundamental freedoms than when it operates on vaporous ideas that resemble a now-famous hoax. Here is how I see it. Early this...