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Arthur Ochs (Punch) Sulzberger, former NY Times publisher, dead at 86.


Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, known to his colleagues as “Punch“, the fourth publisher of the New York Times, is famous for his decision to publish the Pentagon Papers and to promote a radical redesign that set a new standard for newspapers in the last quarter of the 20th century, has died at age 86, after a long illness.

Sulzberger was publisher of the Times from 1963 to 1992 and chairman and chief executive of the parent company from 1973 to 1997. These titles were passed on to his son, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., the fourth generation of his family to head the paper.

Publishing the Pentagon Papers were the defining moment of three decades of transformation at the Times under Sulzberger. He also automated the Times’ production, unified the Sunday and daily news operations under one editor and  divided the paper into four brightly written sections.

Hampered by dyslexia, he was an indifferent student who daydreamed in class. His grades were so poor that he repeated the first year of high school. In 1943, the 17-year-old joined the Marines. His desire to prove himself on the battlefield was thwarted by his father, who arranged a transfer to Gen. Douglas MacArthur‘s staff as driver and jack of all trades. After World War II, Sulzberger earned a degree at Columbia University in 1951. He served in the Korean War as a public information officer.


U.S.Chamber of Commerce Spending Foreign Funds to Attack Democrats…

When Corporations Rule the World

The world is changing right in front of us... and more material is turning up all the time.

This is the first couple of paragraphs by Paul Johnson in a special article in OpEdNews. It is a LONG article and bears reading.
I’ve been watching a POV documentary on Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. It dawns on me that the ability of major corporations to use secret funds in campaigns… even foreign funds… for US Congresspeople is as evil as the lies in the 60s and 70s that were told to the American People about the Viet Nam War.

If you are not concerned with what the US Chamber and Large Corporations can do to our freedom…especially our freedom to vote for candidates in a fair and honest way… then you are sleeping through a disaster.

Please read it all.

clipped from
For OpEdNews: paul johnson – Writer

Exclusive: Foreign-Funded “U.S.’ Chamber Of Commerce Running Partisan Attack Ads

The largest attack campaign against Democrats this fall is being
waged by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a trade association organized as a
501(c)(6) that can raise and spend unlimited funds without ever
disclosing any of its donors. The Chamber has promised to spend an
unprecedented $75 million to defeat candidates like Jack Conway, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Jerry Brown, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA), and Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA). As of Sept. 15th, the Chamber had aired more than 8,000
ads on behalf of GOP Senate candidates alone, according to a study from
the Wesleyan Media Project.

The Chamber’s spending has dwarfed every
other issue group and most political party candidate committee spending.
A ThinkProgress investigation has found that the Chamber funds its
political attack campaign out of its general account, which solicits
foreign funding.
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