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When you realize that the darkness is beginning to turned around and that even though the light is dim we are at the beginning of a new time, and when you realize that you yourself have played a key role in defending truth and beauty, and have tried to your utmost to turn things around, it is time to celebrate.
Congrats to opednews.com for playing the role it has played, congrats first of all to Rob for his unselfish work, congrats to all the editors and writers and readers and commentors.
It has only been a few years ago that I first got an article on opednews.com It was for me so incredible I shook with the excitement of it. Today I need to take a break from it all. But for all that I am deeply grateful for the adventure that writing for opednews.com has been.
OpEdNews is an outstanding example of how free the press should be. It's not alternative news. OpEdNews is an oasis of reality based news and interpretation in the wasteland of corporate media and its Money Party storylines.Michael Collins
DC area writer
I have been involved with OEN for almost ten years. It was not only one of the first progressive news sites it is one of the purest. Without mentioning any names, many sites which were once progressive have devolved to sensationalist news that is neither progressive or necessary to know. In their greedy quest for clicks they sink to levels that we used to associate with tabloid journalism. This includes sexual mongering, "believe it or not" news, "watch" stories and coverage of invective between politicians. It is an insult to the intelligence and our politics. OEN has resisted this trend
Martha Rosenberg is an investigative health reporter who contributes to Consumer Reports, Bill Moyers’ news site and the Annenberg health site at the University of California. She has appeared on CSPAN and NPR and lectured at medical schools. Rosenberg’s food and drug expose, Born with a Junk Food Deficiency, was praised by the Times of London, Public Library of Science, Vice and the Chicago Sun-Times and won an American Society of Journalists and Authors honorable mention for non-fiction