Actually I have a lot of faith in the press. There is nothing that gets the press fired up more than a heavy-handed politician. Sure the politicians get in a few good rounds, but in the end the press wins. Ask Nixon.

Not until I see Trump Brown shirt type goons beating up reporters and smashing up the printing presses, or whatever they use today, will I start to worry about a free press.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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