Press Talk - Lou Brancaccio
It ain't easy calling a newsroom your home.
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — I opted to look — really look — for something I seemed to have lost some time ago.
Editor Lou Brancaccio’s Press Talk column will return to the website and the Saturday Clark County section after he returns from vacation.
There's always something special about your first love.
Hey, call me! No, I meant for dinner or your book club. I didn't mean call me names.
Good morning, class. Let's talk about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's thumping of the unions' attempt to get him recalled.
Politicians often do funny stuff. In fact just the other day I was looking for a synonym for the word "politics." What did I come up with?
Welcome, class, to Math 101. Yes, Jimmy?
Most of us believe in the user-fee concept where, rather than taxing everyone, someone who uses a service pays for it.
I sneaked into the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington’s annual luncheon this week, and what a neat time that was.
Back in the mid-’80s, when John Branton first joined The Columbian, he ran into a larger-than-life, bellowing city editor by the name of Gregg Herrington.
She was no more than 8. With big, brown eyes and curly hair, she looks back at me with quizzical eyes and a sheepish grin. I had been making a scene for some time now, and she couldn’t quite figure it out. So I try to explain the importance of the moment to her.
Reporters. One of the worst jobs out there?
When I got into this crazy business, I remember noting that my salary as a reporter was below the poverty line.
WASHINGTON -- OK, lots of folks go to lots of conventions in lots of different fields. And I’m sure those accountant, software and milk carton manufacturer gatherings have their own certain special alluring features.