Suggestion for Nate Poppino at the Times-News
Jim Banholzer here again. I have not heard anything back yet from Snopes.com regarding war-blogs and the story of soldiers bringing back their trauma to the States via quickly changing lanes in tunnels. I did think it was interesting though that there was a major crash in an LAX area tunnel the day after the letter regarding this ran in the Times-News. Made me wonder about all of the contributing factors.
Anyhow, in case you missed it, I wanted to point out that on Sunday the Idaho Statesman ran a front-page story on Military blogs –“Mil blogs”, as they are known. I cannot find that article online on their site, but the same story about how
In addition, Alex Horton’s mil-blog is here:
In the Dallas News story, Davie McLemore reports that Wired magazine estimates that there are 1,200 active military blogs. I think that it would be interesting if we could find a soldier from
Meanwhile, I would like to offer another suggestion regarding “Is war too much of a hot potato for
I would like to suggest a story regarding how war is approached and discussed in some
Here are some questions and ideas that I think would help stimulate healthy dialogue for a reporter assigned with such a mission:
Do students think that some teachers are playing it safe and avoiding subjects too hot to handle?
Do students ever consider that they probably have more open and honest dialogues than the cabinet leaders of our Government do with our own President?
Do students thinks that history books should show that the Bush administration mislead the country in sending us to war?
The disappearance of the recent past seems to be an all too common theme in our schools and textbooks. If students are exploring this subject in their debate clubs, I believe much of the community would be interested in hearing their valuable viewpoints.
How else does the war affect students? Some must have family members and friends overseas right now. Surely, most students know a few who have recently served in our armed forces.
How does the price of gas affect young people who have jobs delivering pizza, etc.?
For those students who are considering military duty or have already signed up – what are your motivations? What do you expect to get out of serving your country? Have you discussed the likelihood of posttraumatic stress disorder with your friends and family? Do future soldiers of
I think that the greater
Best regards Nate,
And whenever I hear anything back from Snopes.com, I’ll be sure to let you know.
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