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Ideas Matter More Than Ideology

My old man used to have a saying…. If it was easy…everyone would do it.

Derek McGinty is a journalist, an award-winning interviewer and a commentator. He got his first job on the air back in 1984 at WHUR radio in Washington DC. From there he went to WAMU-FM where he launched a nationally syndicated daytime talk show on NPR. By the end of the century he’d been a correspondent on the CBS broadcast Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

After two years in New York as anchor of ABC’s World News Now and World News This Morning, It was back to his hometown of Washington DC to anchor WUSA’s fledgling 7pm local newscast.

In all those incarnations Derek has believed that ideas matter more than ideology, so after leaving WUSA in 2015, he is launching this website in hopes of keeping the conversation going.


Damn Redskins

Just when I thought I was out– they pull me back in. — The Godfather.

Trump Fans

President Trump rock solid support remains a mystery to some on the other side. How can people keep supporting this guy?, they say. Derek McGinty says the answer may be simpler than you think.

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Culture Clash

Where Ideas Collide, Compete, and Come Out Smarter.

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The Blog

Justice League; Better than you think.

I went to see Justice League this afternoon and about halfway through, it hit me: This movie is pretty damn good.  I’m intrigued by the story, never bored with the action and I care about the characters.

In other words, despite what the critics tell you—Justice League does not suck. Not even close.  Now I’ll admit I came in with low expectations.  The harsh reviews were tough to ignore and Lord knows, Batman […]

By | November 29th, 2017|Editorial, Lifestyle|

One year later

It’s been a year now since America elected Donald Trump as president and if there’s  one thing I still just can’t over it is this number: 58 percent.

See according the Pew Center…that’s the percentage of White voters who supported trump … even after the guy played the race card…maliciously… throughout the campaign. He is a racist.

And I don’t use the R-word lightly …but let’s be real:  From leading the birther movement to […]

By | November 8th, 2017|Editorial, Lifestyle|
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Email is always best at derekmcginty1@gmail.com. or you can find me @mcgintyman on Twitter or on Facebook.