| Aug 25, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Dictionary.com defines a "debate" as: "A formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers."
That is not what will take place during three exchanges between President Barack Obama and...
| Sep 27, 2012
Don't deny it: This presidential race, for all its minor dust-ups, has mostly been a snore, a bloodless standoff between two men who, despite their differences, are both essentially uptight squares whose wives are forever trumpeting how poor they used...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Robert Zimmerman Sr. arrived at the Orlando Sentinel lobby alone March 15.
He was so nervous that he was trembling. Sad and resigned, he discussed death threats his family had received.
But the father of George Zimmerman also was determined as he...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:07 AM
I have been tracking the dance Johns Hopkins nuerosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson has been doing with Fox News since his appearance last month at The National Prayer Breakfast. You can see my concerns about the relationship here.
But Tuesday night, Dr....
| Oct 3, 2012
| 1:31 PM
The presidential race has been turned upside down by a video “discovered” by the “journalists” at The Daily Caller, in which then-Senator Obama addresses a crowd in 2007 to speak about poverty in minority communities.
| Oct 10, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Since the launch of “The Great Dysmorphia: An Epistemological View of Ingesting Hallucinogenic Mushrooms at a 2012 Presidential Debate” certain people have been on me to come up with a fun contest for promotional purposes.
After all, I...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Honestly, I have been thinking about this segment on Sean Hannity's Wednesday night show for the last 24 hours trying to figure out if it a great cable news segment or the embodiment of so much of what is wrong with prime-time cable news TV.
I am not...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 8:20 PM
George Zimmerman told a national TV audience on Wednesday that he doesn't regret anything that happened the night he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
"I feel like it was all God's plan," he told conservative talk show host Sean Hannity in...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 11:38 AM
In writing about the Pew study released today, I was struck by the big story of how negative coverage on several levels of presidential politics had become.
I think this is big trouble for democracy, especially the hostile level of discourse in social...
| Nov 15, 2012
"It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness" was a favorite Chinese proverb of the late "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz. Photographer James Balog must have taken that to heart as he noticed changes to the wild world he documents,...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Outside of CNN's performance on the night of Iowa caucuses, no one's election-related TV coverage excited me as much as that provided by Politico last week on Super Tuesday.
I heard and saw it on C-SPAN radio and TV. Politico had been streaming such...