This is Bill Lucey's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Bill Lucey's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Bill Lucey
Former News Researcher
Interests: Reading, blogging, listening to history lectures (Great Courses) from the Teaching Co.
Recent Activity
Image
Prince Charles, William (right) and Harry view floral tributes to the Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace after her death in 1997. Photo Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA August 31, just a little over a week from now, will mark the 20-year anniversary when Diana, Princess of Wales, was tragically killed in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DailyNewsGems
Image
Source: English Heritage. "We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Photo Credit: Denver Post *** Exactly how do you swallow your news these days? Do you still prefer the morning newspaper print edition; or do you prefer to just reach for the remote and flip on CNN for finding out what’s going on in the world? Or are you like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at DailyNewsGems
Image
To channel Maureen Dowd, I always liked Kevin Spacey. When is Frank Underwood (portrayed by the remarkable Spacey) going to realize that the jig is up? I just finished watching season 5 of House of Cards on Netflix, and as expected, the Underwood’s are still very much alive and kicking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at DailyNewsGems
Image
For those hoping to understand why a seasoned political veteran like Hillary Clinton lost to a real estate mogul and reality TV star with little political experience, look no further than political reporters Jonathan Allen (Sidewire and Roll Call) and Amie Parnes (Hill Magazine) superb, well sourced, “Shattered: Inside Hillary... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Jim Morin/Miami Herald Cartoon Despite circulation at U.S. newspapers dwindling at an accelerated clip, and editorial staffs continuing to absorb painful staff cuts, it is encouraging to know there remains spectacular journalism (and talented, hard-working journalists) being performed at both large and small U.S. daily newsrooms. The Pulitzer Board Administrator,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at DailyNewsGems
Image
"It's like Christmas, except it's warmer." --Pete Rose, on the thrill of Opening Day “You look forward to Opening Day like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.” -- Joe DiMaggio *** On Tuesday, under a brilliant blue sky (at least we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at DailyNewsGems
Image
“He’s gross, obscene, deceitful, and devious…a wonderful guy to write about.” So wrote Chicago Tribune sports writer Robert Marcus about, who else: Leo Ernest Leo Durocher, who was more commonly referred to as “Leo the Lip.” Durocher wouldn’t be slapped with the “Leo the Lip’’ nickname until he was with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Congress convenes for opening session of the 115th Congress. Photo Credit: Washington Post *** The 115th Congress has been in session since January 4, and has been raring to go ever since. President Trump, in fact, has predicted that the upcoming term would be the "busiest Congress in decades, maybe... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Nearly 75 years after Paris was liberated from its Nazi occupiers during World War II, we are still gathering fresh perspectives. Especially about women, thanks to journalists like Anne Sebba, who has written “Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation” Rather than bury... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Illustration Credit: Andy Thomas Illustration Credit: Andy Thomas For the first time in 167 days, President-elect Donald Trump, just last week, held a press conference, which gave the American people a brief glimpse of what to expect from his administration in the coming months and years. As expected, he railed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Photo Credit: NetFlix The Empire strikes back! Last month, it was confirmed that The Crown, the 10-part biographical drama television series, created and written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix has been commissioned for a second season. Filming, in fact, has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Typically, in a year in review summary, there’s a truck load of stories to underscore, some tragic, some inspirational, some historic and a few just simply out of the ordinary. 2016 was no exception except that Donald J. Trump and his unconventional thrust to the U.S. presidency seemed to suck... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
Image
November 8, 2016 will be the day that will live in infamy. When it first sunk in on Election Night that my worst fears were becoming a stinging reality: that Donald Trump, stunningly, was on the verge of capturing the U.S. presidency, I immediately took to Facebook to write that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Source: New Yorker Archives So what's the moral of the story we take away from the bruising 2016 Presidential Election? If you degrade women (including referring to them as pigs, slobs and dogs), mock reporters with a disability, compare Mexican immigrants to rapists, call for a total and complete shutdown... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Cleveland Indians' prized foot soldiers in their usher uniforms outside of Progressive Field ready for battle. From Left to Right: Bill Voit, Peter Miksa, Lou Valazquez, Mike Routa, Rigoberto (``Rigo'') Reveron and Pablo Senquiz. The sun will still come up tomorrow. Those were the sage words Plain Dealer sports copy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
Image
With the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs splitting the first two games of the 112th World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland, the series now moves to the Windy City for the next three games, beginning Friday. So, as we anxiously await the critical Game 3 at Wrigley Field (winner... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Neither snow nor rain, nor miniature drones, a bloody pinkie, or a depleted starting pitching rotation, can stop the 2016 Cleveland Indians. Amazingly, the journey continues. The Indians are back in the World Series for the first time since 1997. As they anxiously await the 112th World Series at Progressive... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Paul Hoynes high heater took everyone by surprise. The award winning veteran baseball writer for Cleveland.com is getting walloped by readers (and at least two members of the Cleveland Indians) for writing after the Tribe's 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday that their post-season is over before it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
Image
“The Book Hunters” — Collier’s magazine, 1909 He lacks the required temperament, he’s too erratic, a loose cannon, a walking time bomb, he lacks integrity and exhibits time and again poor judgment. These are just some, but certainly not all, of the character deficiencies attributed to Donald Trump, the Republican... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
Image
The Alf Landon Bandwagon in front of Public Hall at the 1936 GOP Convention in Cleveland. Cleveland Public Library Photo This month, (July 18-21) the Republicans will be rolling into downtown Cleveland. It's really not much of a surprise that the city of Cleveland was selected to host the Republican... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Block Island RI is considered a ``reader's paradise.'' Photo Credit: The Inn at BlockIsland The Mark Twain House-The Billiard Room, possibly the first ``Man Cave.'' Photo Credit: John Groo/The Mark Twain House & Museum With the official start of summer (June 20) less than a month away, many are making... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
Image
A man walks amid the ruins after the explosion of an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Photo Credit: AP File. Candles are lit around the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Hiroshima, Japan Photo Credit: CNN.COM On Tuesday (May 10), the White House announced that President Obama is... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
Image
With Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, for all intents and purposes, having locked up their nominations of their respective parties, they can now set their eyes on the big prize: winning the presidency. Whoever wins the whole enchilada in November will be inaugurated as the 45th U.S. President. And though... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
Image
Jack Ohman of the Sacramento Bee won a Pulitzer on Monday for Editorial Cartooning. Illustration Credit: Sacramento Bee In this the 100th year of awarding Pulitzer Prizes, the 2016 winners were announced at 3 p.m. eastern time on Monday via live-stream on pulitzer.org. The official announcement was made by Mike... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at DailyNewsGems