News that a Scottish woman is recruiting girls as young as 15 to travel to Syria and become Islamic State wives is troubling, to say the least. When I was in junior high school, I felt that many of the girls I knew would make excellent terrorists. However, I never thought that they would ever turn pro.
A new Field Poll is out, and there are some surprising results in the race for Barbara Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat. For example, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has a positive rating of 49 percent, and California Attorney General Kamala Harris has a positive rating of 46 percent.
Over the course of my career, I have met quite a number of television news anchors, local and national. My experience with them is that they are interesting, bright and broadly educated. I haven’t met Ted Baxter, even though I am from Minnesota, home of the fictional “Mary Tyler Moore Show” newsroom.
Jack Ohman joined The Sacramento Bee in 2013. He previously worked at the Oregonian, the Detroit Free Press and the Columbus Dispatch. His work is syndicated to more than 200 newspapers by Tribune Media Services. Jack has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Scripps Foundation Award and the national SPJ Award, and he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and the Herblock Prize in 2013. Contact Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @JACKOHMAN.