This very thoughtful and wise post is from Marilyn Armstrong in reponse to Fandango’s daily prompt “escape.” I know I could never have said it better than she did. I can confirm that Israel has turned to the right – I was there six months ago and although I never brought up politics, several Israelis (all men – it figures!) gave me their unsolicited opinion that they really like Trump and think “he is very good for Israel.” I really wanted to engage them in a dialogue but I just acknowledged their remarks with a nod of my head and a wry smile, and carried on with my tour.
A lot of my post this morning are quotes from “The Washington Post.”
Why, you might ask, since I’m a born and bred New Yorker living in New England and Boston for more than 30 years, would I read “The Post” rather than “The NY Times” or “Boston Globe”? Because both of these two papers — run by the same company, by the way — charge nearly $30/month for an online edition. In other words, $60/month if in my madness, I subscribed to both.
I like the Times and the Globe. I would prefer to read local news and not just national news. But their prices make that impossible. If the Times/Globe organization wants to get a bump upward in their readership, they should reconsider their pricing. Even if they were delivering the paper to my door (physically, the actual newspaper), I still could not afford…
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