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Clark: Say It Ain’t So, Clark Kent

I probably don’t have to tell you that the newspaper industry hasn’t exactly been in a super-duper period of late. The layoffs, the cutbacks, the revocation of my parking pass … A sad situation, indeed. Yet despite all the gloom, I’ve tried to maintain the pie-eyed belief that my noble profession would somehow survive. Or at least a few more years so I can retire and maybe parlay my literary skills into a meaningful career, like writing parking tickets. But all hope left me the other day when the unthinkable news broke. Clark Kent quit his job at the Daily Planet. Aw, say it ain’t so/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

Question: Which comic book superhero is your favorite?

Superman To Reject US Citizenship

Superman is no longer an American. In Action Comics’ new record-breaking 900th issue, the iconic super hero renounces his U.S citizenship following a clash with the federal government. The Man of Steel, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938, has always been recognized as a devoted American warrior who constantly fought evil, but as of Thursday, he is no longer the country's own to claim. “I intend to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my U.S. citizenship,” he says in a cell in the issue. “I'm tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy”/Holly McKay, Fox News. More here.  (AP photo/DC Comics)

Question: Does it matter to you whether or not Superman is an American?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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