Donald Rumsfeld was known for saying that there are things we know we know, things we know we don’t know, and things we don’t know we don’t know. I would like to suggest that the things we know we know can be meaningfully broken down into two groups: things we know that are relevant, and things we know that are not. Two examples come to mind.
The Jewish community of the Lehigh Valley is saddened, shocked and outraged by the terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which at least 49 people were murdered and many more were injured while attending Friday prayers in two different mosques.
We strongly condemn this attack, which is a barbaric assault on every person who believes in the dignity of human life.
Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted. As we celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy, this is the opportunity to remind us all that truth-seeking journalism is alive and well and should be celebrated.
Journalists, as the eyes and ears of the public, rely on public access laws to keep you informed, and great reporting begins with government transparency.
By Dana Grubb
“Who loves babies?” “We love babies!” This was one of the many chants I heard one month ago when in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life. Along with about 20 of my fellow students from Bethlehem Catholic, I had gotten on a bus the morning of Jan. 18 prepared to walk, to pray, and to have (hopefully) a good time.
Have you seen the new Gillette commercial geared toward men that addresses bullying, toxic masculinity, sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement?
The commercial, which debuted Jan. 14 on social media, shows boys fighting while adults look on, saying “boys will be boys,” instances of bullying, clips of sexual harassment and more, while the narrator asks, “Is this the best a man can get?”
The narrator continues by saying, “Something has changed and there is no going back,” while showing news clips of current events of sexual harassment and more.
It was a rather routine trip. I had to go down to Washington, DC on business to meet with some lawyers at the Justice Department. I thought, aha, here is my change to take the Acela. I have a soft spot in my heart for trains. Having grown up in Long Island, New York, I recall in my youngest years taking the Long Island Railroad with my mother. I learned to love those train rides on the Long Island Railroad.