The best 25 columns of all time

| March 29, 2012

A WHILE BACK, Ed Russo, a Register-Guard colleague, suggested we read a book called Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns and each choose our favorites. Great fun. Great inspiration. And a great sense that old-school columnists may have done it better than us contemporary folks. Six of my top 20 were written in 1953 or [...]

On National Columnists Day, a tip of the hat to Ernie Pyle

| April 19, 2010

Today, April 18, is National Columnists Day. Like I needed to remind you! I can just imagine the wild celebrations going on from the Redwood Forests to the Gulf Stream Waters. In realty, columnists are generally revered with the same gusto as people reserve for National Floor Wax Week, but humor me. April 18 was [...]

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