M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

An analog journalist in a digital world

2012 Clips

Tale of two cities: Homicides plummet in New York, leap in Chicago

New York City homicides, shootings at modern record lows

Desert Storm commander Norman Schwarzkopf dies at 78

Police deaths down 23 percent this year across US

‘Depressing,’ ‘manipulative’ portrayals damage hunger work in Africa, Oxfam complains

Fierce debate after Newtown school shootings: Where was God?

Very heavily armed gunman shot mother multiple times before killing 26 at Connecticut school, police say

Connecticut school shooting: ‘Screams were coming over the intercom’

In Florida and Illinois, concealed-weapons debate lays bare the politics of gun control

So where will all that ‘legal’ pot come from? Sale of pot stymied

Abuses at infamous Florida boys reform school even more widespread, report says

George Zimmerman sues NBCUniversal over editing of emergency call in Trayvon Martin shooting

Abortion mandate costs Planned Parenthood few affiliates

Syria loads chemical weapons into bombs; military awaits Assad’s order

50 Grades of Grey: Harvard becomes latest college to accept BDSM club

For Salvation Army, there’s gold in them thar kettles

Democrats make gains in Senate majority

Pulpit politics: Pastors endorse candidates, thumbing noses at the IRS

Social media analysis: ‘Bayonets’ fail to cut Romney, but overall debate sentiment swings Obama’s way

Social media analysis: Obama reminds Americans he’s the president in second debate

Florida school officials defend plan to hold black, Latino students to lower standards

Social media analysis: Love him or hate him, vice presidential debate was all about Biden

Jerry Sandusky gets 30 to 60 years for child sex abuse

Social media analysis: Who really won the debate?

Social media analysis: Health care remains No. 1 topic ahead of Obama, Romney debate

Two killed in Libyan consulate attack identified as ex-Navy SEALs

Social media analysis: Democrats gain by redefining Ryan

Social media analysis: Ryan called out for claims in convention speech

Social media analysis: Ryan’s record questioned from left and right

Social media analysis: At the keyboard, Americans slightly prefer Romney

Idaho billboard compares Obama to Colorado theater shooting suspect

Will Colorado shootings suspect James Eagan Holmes ever face trial?

Government gobbledygook: It’s dying a slow, painful death

Msnbc.com becomes NBCNews.com

Social media users welcome health care ruling but see November peril for Obama

Health care ruling could leave poorest Americans at greatest risk

Medicaid ruling upholds ‘carrot,’ overturns ‘stick'; will states sign on anyway?

After health care ruling, what happens to the money?

Sandusky convicted of 45 counts, plans to appeal

It’s official: Twitter kills the Queen’s English

New Vatican documents leaked; source calls pope’s butler a ‘scapegoat’

Louisiana school psychologist resigns in probe of allegedly racist online comments

Louisiana public school psychologist defends allegedly racist online posts

Mississippi pastor-lawmaker denies endorsing the killing of gays

Strong online support for Obama’s same-sex marriage stance; election impact disputed

New York lawmakers seek to criminalize viewing of child porn

Viewing child porn on the Web ‘legal’ in New York, state appeals court finds

Guess the most porn-crazy city in America (hint: M-I-C, K-E-Y …)

Advance report of Obama’s Afghanistan trip raises new security concerns

Charges shifted online opinion about George Zimmerman’s guilt in Trayvon Martin case

Ex-GSA head apologizes for $823,000 Las Vegas spending spree

Online, fans and foes applaud Rick Santorum’s withdrawal from presidential race

Perry’s campaign cost Texas taxpayers twice as much per day as Bush’s in 2000

‘Rats’ redux? Santorum campaign ad appears to link Obama with Ahmadinejad

Get with the times: You’re driving all wrong

Ron Paul: the incredible shrinking candidate

‘Lesbians are cool’ T-shirt puts Massachusetts school in national spotlight

Quake catastrophe like Japan’s could hit Pacific Northwest, new data show

Ex-director at military mortuary that mishandled 9/11 remains resigns

Online store CafePress clobbered for racist merchandise

Pentagon admits it dumped some 9/11 remains in a landfill

African-American ‘complexion’ pageant outrages many in St. Louis

Rick Santorum leads rivals in Twitter, Facebook buzz, new analysis shows

New evidence boosts claim that Hitler had a secret French love child

US cracking down on dinner-interrupting marketing robocalls

US nuclear watchdog questions oversight of safety enforcement

Internet piracy suit asks: Can you even copyright porn?

McDonald’s drops use of gooey ammonia-based ‘pink slime’ in hamburger meat

Gay rights advocates hope for unlikely message from Obama

Gayest US town? Surprise: It’s Salt Lake City

Alleged Mount Rainier shooter’s troubles may not have been service-related

Ex-soldier in Mount Rainier killing stationed at deeply troubled base

Written by Alex

February 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm

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