Richard Reeb

About Richard Reeb

Richard Reeb taught political science, philosophy, and journalism at Barstow Community College from 1970 to 2003. He is the author of "Taking Journalism Seriously: 'Objectivity' as a Partisan Cause" (University Press of America, 1999). Contact him at [email protected]

No Sanctuary for the Truly Vulnerable in California

Even as the nation is taking a decided step away from the leftward thrust of the last eight years in our politics, we Californians—who have already legalized and financed abortion on demand and last year sanctioned so-called “assisted suicide”—are turning our attention to discovering new means and new victims of this misguided and

By | 2017-05-14T14:44:07+00:00 April 26th, 2017|

Whose News is “Fake News” Anyway?

As competing “narratives” (the current preferred term for attempts at understanding what is happening in our national affairs) vie for public acceptance, we are forced to wonder whether conventional ways of making sense of political things are no longer adequate. We are in the midst of a serious quarrel about what the “news” is

By | 2017-05-14T15:12:22+00:00 April 4th, 2017|

The “Fourth Branch of Government” Threatens the Constitution’s Three

The barely concealed in-house revolt by federal bureaucrats against the Trump Administration has been a long time coming and reveals the greatest internal challenge to the Constitution’s provisions for separation of powers. No one made the issue plainer than James Madison when he wrote in “The Federalist Papers”: The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive

By | 2017-02-20T18:14:17+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Tags: , |

An Intelligent Citizen’s Guide to Modern American Liberalism

As a child I marveled at the incredible beauty on display at the Miss America Pageant. But my father cautioned me with the admonition: “Beauty is as beauty does.” Similarly, the true test of moral virtue is not opinions or passions, but actions. That old-fashioned wisdom comes to mind as the nation is convulsed by

By | 2017-02-14T19:29:19+00:00 February 14th, 2017|