Oprah as presidential timber

THE SHINBONE STAR

Editor’s Note:  A misconception about newspapers and the journalists who work for them is that they’re all unabashed liberals. In my 30+ years in the business, I met plenty of liberals, but also conservatives who attended NASCAR events and had big gun collections. The defining characteristic of a newspaper journalist is one who can set aside personal beliefs during the time they’re on the job. Today’s first Point/Counterpoint feature by Shinbone staff writers Gaynell Terrell and Nathaniel Helms is a fine illustration that in the newspaper business, we don’t all think alike. — G.R.

Her appeal sets political world on fire

Oprah Winfrey celebrates the opening of the Leadership Academy for Girls, a school for underprivileged girls, founded in 2002. The school was inspired by her own disadvantaged childhood.

By GAYNELL TERRELL

“I’ll be on Morning Joe tomorrow to offer my predictions about Oprah’s second term ‘cabinet.’ Won’t speculate…

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