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  • Blago lawyer: 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing'

    Blago lawyer: 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing'
    The prosecution of Rod Blagojevich is “a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” a lawyer for the former governor told the jury during opening statements at his retrial, quoting Shakespeare and touching on a key theme for the defense....
  • Wiretaps detail Blagojevich's wish list

    Wiretaps detail Blagojevich's wish list
    The first day of testimony closed with prosecutors playing what could be described as Rod Blagojevich’s “I have a dream” wiretap, though the sentiments expressed by the then-governor on Nov. 5, 2008, were considerably less noble than...
  • Blago's version of governing from North Side challenged

    Blago's version of governing from North Side challenged
    The trial ended for the day with Assistant U.S. Atty. Reid Schar challenging Rod Blagojevich’s version of why he spent so much time governing Illinois not from Springfield but from his North Side house. Blagojevich has said part of the reason was...
  • Keith Olbermann's sudden exit from MSNBC a long time in the making

    Keith Olbermann's sudden exit from MSNBC a long time in the making
    Keith Olbermann's exit from MSNBC appeared abrupt to viewers of his show, but the talk-show host and his network were involved "in a relationship that's been failing for a long time," an NBC Universal executive said Saturday. Olbermann's announcement...
  • On MSNBC, O'Malley blasts Romney as 'Gov. Etch A Sketch"

    On MSNBC, O'Malley blasts Romney as 'Gov. Etch A Sketch"
    Gov. Martin O'Malleycontinued his national media blitz Tuesday night with an appearance on MSNBC's"The Ed Show," taking the opportunity to bash former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republican budget plan authored by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of...
  • The media are letting us down in the run-up to the 2012 elections

    The news media's lack of analysis regarding the policy proposals of the leading presidential candidates is disheartening. The media have relinquished their responsibilities to inform the public; instead, they have become entertainment impresarios, hailing...
  • CNN the TV place to be for coverage of amazing, super-tight Iowa race

    CNN the TV place to be for coverage of amazing, super-tight Iowa race
    With a caucus vote so close that the cable channels had to wait until all the votes were finally tallied at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday to declare a winner, Iowa was no place to be Tuesday night for media amateurs and ideologues. Which is to say there was only...
  • CNBC gets the wrong Bain in linking Romney to Obama

    CNBC gets the wrong Bain in linking Romney to Obama
    I have a million other things to write about, and about 500,000 of them have been rightfully ordered up by editors. Despite that, and a growing momentum this Friday night in Baltimore that nothing matters in the world except the Ravens playoff game...
  • Goldberg: Free healthcare? That's rich

    Goldberg: Free healthcare? That's rich
    "It's not about contraception," thundered GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum. "It's about economic liberty. It's about freedom of speech. It's about freedom of religion. It's about government control of your lives. And it's got to stop!" He was...
  • Rachel Maddow and my lesson in civility

    Rachel Maddow and my lesson in civility
    When one writes about moral convictions, it's probably a good idea to consistently live up to them. That way people can still disagree with your convictions, but they have a difficult time accusing you of hypocrisy. Last week at the Conservative...
  • Internet sensations the Gregory Brothers Auto-Tune the world

    Internet sensations the Gregory Brothers Auto-Tune the world
    There's a passage at the end of "Auto-Tune the News #4," one of the Gregory Brothers' slightly less popular videos (it's been viewed roughly 750k times, compared with 30 million views of their "Double Rainbow Song"), when former House Speaker Newt...