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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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Where Ideas Collide, Compete, and Come Out Smarter.

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The Blog

Act Your Age

When I graduated from American University waaaay back in 1981…. Our speaker was some Reagan administration person who was so important and bigtime that I cannot recall his name. Still some of my fellow graduates  were so incensed by this man’s prescence…that when he took the stage they stood up and turned their backs on him.  He went on to give an extraordinarily unremarkable speech…that again I don’t recall.

The point is though… […]

By | September 14th, 2017|Editorial|

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain?

President Trump’s ..uh..fiery rehetoric regarding North Korea has left him with a set of bad choices.  Rain fire and fury down on the North Koreans and start and awful war no one with any sense wants…. Or don’t … and risk being seen as a big talker with more mouth than muscle.

The stakes are off the scale but even when they’re not…this is how our president operates.

Remember…this is the same guy who […]

By | August 25th, 2017|Editorial|
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Email is always best at derekmcginty1@gmail.com. or you can find me @mcgintyman on Twitter or on Facebook.