Category Archives: Commentary

Letter to the Editor: Get the yellow fringe off my flag

Martial Law Flag “Pursuant to 4 U.S.C. Chapter 1, §§ 1,2,& 3; Executive Order 10834, August 21, 1959; 24 F.R. 6865; a military flag is a flag that resembles the regular flag of the United States, except that it has a YELLOW FRINGE border on three sides. The President of the United States designates this deviation from the regular flag, by executive order, and in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the military. The placing of a fringe on the national flag, the dimensions of the flag and the arrangement of the stars in the union are matters of detail not controlled by statute, but are within the discretion of the President as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy.” 34 Ops. Atty. Gen. 83.

Polls, Conducted to Deceive?

Recently, an Associated Press (AP) poll claimed that the majority of economists believed the then-looming sequester would be disastrous for the US economy. Since I am working on a story that involves responsible journalism, I took it upon myself to call the AP in New York City to ask them which economists they polled and how many of them actually participated in this poll.