| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Neil Diamond is being accused of getting a little extra help from his friends at Fox when he sang "Sweet Caroline" at Tuesday's All-Star Game in New York.
The 1969 hit, a signature song for the 72-year-old Diamond, has been an unofficial theme song of...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Expect a kinder, gentler Missouri State Fair from here on out.
This week, the Missouri State Fair Commission ordered that officials and contractors hired by the state's rodeo association -- which would include cowboys and clowns -- complete...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Look out, "SportsCenter": At age 81, Regis Philbin is back with a new show, and he's not taking prisoners.
"Crowd Goes Wild" premieres next month on Fox Sports 1, the new cable network designed to compete with ESPN. And hosting the festivities will...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The summer of bigotry debate rolls on, with Rush Limbaugh now attacking Rachel Jeantel and CNN for her analysis of the N-word Monday night.
The conservative radio host ripped Jeantel and CNN for her sit-down with network host Piers Morgan. Jeantel was a...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:15 PM
There is a new top dog in local morning radio, and he's speaking Spanish.
Ricardo "El Mandril" Sanchez of regional Mexican music station KLAX-FM (97.9), who'd been in seventh place as recently as April and was fourth in May, leapfrogged to the No. 1...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
When do insensitive words destroy reputations?
It all depends.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen was dropped by her TV network, her publisher and many of her corporate partners after she testified in a legal deposition that she used the N-word some 30 years...
| Jun 29, 2013
A few weeks ago Sen. Bob Dole, the most respected Republican in the land and the presidential nominee in 1996,- had this advice for his own party: Close up shop and hang out a sign saying "Closed for Repairs." Then sit down and reconsider your...
| Jun 30, 2013
The United States faces a crisis of confidence over the "right to privacy." The leaked revelation that the National Security Agency has engaged in "data mining" of phone records has resulted in an uproar that crosses ideological lines. The leaker,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Before I begin this column, let me say that I am NOT suggesting either that I want Gov. Corbett to pass away or that I want him flung into the fiery pit when it happens.
I wish him a long, healthy retirement from political life. Starting as soon as...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 7:59 AM
I thought I might weigh in on Rush Limbaugh’s overheated critique of Jeb Bush’s accusation Friday that the GOP brand has become tarnished because the party is perceived as “reactionary.”
Instead, I got distracted by Bush’...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The attempted seduction of Sen. John Cornyn by immigration reformers is akin to my effort to get Neil Patrick Harris, the best emcee ever of any awards show, to sing at my next birthday. No matter how much I offer him, he'll turn me down.