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David C. DeWitt

David C. DeWitt

David C. DeWitt is editor of the Ohio Capital Journal, a sister publication of the Nevada Current.

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America is amusing itself to death and hack politicians are taking advantage

By: - October 31, 2022

In 1985, Neil Postman’s crowning achievement, “Amusing Ourselves To Death,” provided the most prescient analysis and forecast of the current lobotimization of American public discourse. Postman’s work drew a distinction between the Orwellian vision of a totalitarian government seizing individual rights and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” where freedom and rights were voluntarily sacrificed in […]

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End HIV stigma and discrimination, and then we can end HIV

By: - February 21, 2020

It’s a weird word to use, but in many ways I’m lucky — lucky because I only had to watch one friend die as his HIV progressed to AIDS. It was the early 2000s, and I was still a teenager. I wasn’t out yet. I was so angry when Billy died because I didn’t understand. […]