Dan Rather

Dan Rather

Journalist, storyteller, lifelong reader. Texan by birth and by choice. Author of STEADY http://steady.substack.com and WHAT UNITES US #WhatUnitesUs

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I remember the old saying, “Better to be thought a fool than to buy Twitter and remove all doubt.”

The problem isn’t only Trump, it’s also the embrace of Trump.

As I watch Army and Navy play on the gridiron, I am thinking of all those standing post far away from home, protecting this great nation on land and sea. May we cheer them all.

Apparently it’s “Free speech for me. Not for thee.”

Before I’m banned on this site, please find me on Post.

The world of journalism has lost a pillar of professionalism, courage, and integrity. Barbara Walters was a trailblazer and a true pro. She outworked, out-thought, and out-hustled her competitors. She left the world the better for it. She will be deeply missed. RIP

The DeSantis playbook on race and education is just an updated edition of what I saw in the South in the 1960s.


Dr. Anthony Fauci is an American hero. Retweet if you agree.

The audio of Trump with the Georgia secretary of state. Wow. It’s like telling the Nixon tapes to “hold my beer.”

Just a thought: Which should be considered more “marginal” - believing in Santa at age 7 or not believing in climate change at age 72?

News anchors looking into camera and reading a script handed down by a corporate overlord, words meant to obscure the truth not elucidate it, isn't journalism. It's propaganda. It's Orwellian. A slippery slope to how despots wrest power, silence dissent, and oppress the masses.

The coronavirus is at record numbers. It's raging out of control. Where the hell is the federal government? Where the hell is our national leadership? I cannot imagine this level of dereliction of duty in any other administration I have seen in my (long) lifetime.

Can we at least recognize that “Court Packing” at all levels of the judiciary has been the Republican playbook for decades? Asking for Merrick Garland.