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Richard Connor

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Richard Connor is the owner and CEO/Publisher of DRC Media, the parent company of the Fort Worth Business Press. he also owns newspapers in Virginia. Mr. Connor held a number of corporate media executive positions before founding his own company. He is an award-winning columnist and at one time wrote a weekly column on national politics for CQ Politics, the online version of Washington, D.C.-based Congressional Quarterly.

Richard Connor: Good balance is hard to find, but we’ll keep trying

A publication that is not dedicated to home design or boating or any specific niche should strive for balance. So should electronic media. Unfortunately, balance is...

Richard Connor: An election ends, a door opens to new perspectives

Well, it’s over. Or is it? It’s over. Joe Biden is the new president. He’s ahead by too many votes. The math does not work. But President...

Richard Connor: Your first vote is a vote you should always remember

My bet is she will remember this presidential election and how she voted better than I recall my first. In this tumultuous time with the...

Richard Connor: Canceling the rodeo is painful but it’s the right thing to do

It’s not my last rodeo. Not yours, either. Practice saying it. Throw out one of the worst clichés ever – “It’s not my first rodeo” –...

Richard Connor: The debate was an embarrassment – but you knew that

Editor’s note: This column was written for publication in the October 5-18 print issue of the Fort Worth Business Press, before President Trump revealed...

Richard Connor: Wear a mask – the life you save might be someone else’s

I understand the importance Americans place on individual freedom – the freedom to make choices – in the freest nation on earth. As we used...

Richard Connor: In a world where words can comfort, these losses hurt

Richard Connor: In a world where words can comfort, these losses hurt

Around the time we all began to realize that COVID-19 was real, deadly and about to get much worse, that our patterns of life needed to change and would change whether we liked it or not, I was entering my own mental wasteland.

I often look to memorable quotations for inspiration and comfort, and as I confronted the looming toll of the pandemic on our lives and livelihoods, one such quote came to mind:

Richard Connor: One streak ends, another begins

I coulda been a contenda. I could have kept the streak alive but COVID-19 put me in a funk and built a huge wall...

Richard Connor: Racial justice – Is the answer still blowin’ in the wind?

In 1963 I was still in high school. The dissonance of generational music would prompt my father to ask that I turn down the...

Richard Connor: RLC’s Memorial Day notebook

Every house has a junk drawer or two. Some have junk closets or even entire rooms filled with “things,” but often those things are...

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