There have been many eloquent words written in the last day or so about the death on Wednesday of William F. Buckley Jr. Many conservatives pointed out that it was Buckley who led them to their philosophy.
For others, it was Buckley’s andGore Vidal’s 1968 debates that led them to the passion behind politics and the art of personal punditry.
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.