Tag Archives: Harry Reid

Rereading an Old Letter

By Tuesday night I already knew the best decision I would make all week was to reread Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” that afternoon. The letter came to the world 50 years ago this week (not exactly published, it was mimeographed at first) and was written in response to an open letter to [...]

Never Had an Eden

Years ago, when I was a young reporter, an equally young colleague wrote a column endorsing a candidate in a Congressional race. That was against the rules; only the newspaper’s editorial board made endorsements and would not do so for some weeks. My colleague wasn’t fired, just banned from covering the rest of the race. [...]