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  • Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality

    Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality
    President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it. Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...
  • 'Lincoln' aims to enlighten as it entertains

     'Lincoln' aims to enlighten as it entertains
    In "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner have pulled off the improbable: They have built this season's prestige hit around congressional proceedings that might seem more appropriate for C-SPAN than the big screen. Any...
  • Obama's 2nd-term blues?

    Obama's 2nd-term blues?
    Was President Barack Obama really joking at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner? Or was he showing, as I suspect, early signs of the second-term blues? It's fashionable for critics — especially if they didn't get invited...
  • Local students win C-SPAN documentary contest

    They’re still in school but they’re already making their TV debut – on C-SPAN. Eight South Florida students won C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition that asks middle and high school students to produce five to eight minute...
  • If Ben Carson really wants 'rational' discussion, why's he on Fox News so often?

    If Ben Carson really wants 'rational' discussion, why's he on Fox News so often?
    In stepping down last week as a speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine commencement, Dr. Ben Carson again took on the role of media/culture critic and martyr to "political correctness." "Someday in the future, it is my hope and prayer that...
  • Romney wins a Denver snoozefest

    Romney wins a Denver snoozefest
    Mitt Romney won Wednesday night's debate with President Barack Obama. That might be a substantial help to him in the presidential race — if enough Americans managed to stay awake through the whole thing. This first encounter between the...
  • Going deeper than Big Bird and binders on Twitter and TV debates

    Going deeper than Big Bird and binders on Twitter and TV debates
    This is bigger than Big Bird or even binders full of women. The first two presidential debates and vast public reaction have raised too many media-related questions to be addressed in one column. But the ones involving huge conversations in social...
  • Mayo: Should Supreme Court have live broadcasts?

    Mayo: Should Supreme Court have live broadcasts?
    The eyes of the world (or at least much of the nation) will be on the U.S. Supreme Court the next two days as it hears oral arguments on gay marriage equality, but don't bother looking for any video of the proceedings. The U.S. Supreme Court still...
  • Nikky Finney wins National Book Award for poetry

    Nikky Finney  wins National Book Award for poetry
    A Chicago publisher was recognized during the National Book Awards ceremony as Nikky Finney won the award for poetry for her collection "Head Off & Split," which was published by Northwestern University's Triquarterly imprint. Jesmyn Ward's "Salvage the...
  • Weightlifting can be helpful for obese kids

    Weightlifting can be helpful for obese kids
    It goes without saying that children who are obese would benefit from aerobic exercise. However, they're likely to find the idea of going for a jog or spending half an hour on a treadmill about as appealing as watching Congress debate the fine points of...
  • Supreme Court asked to broadcast healthcare case

    Supreme Court asked to broadcast healthcare case
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cable TV network and a senior Republican senator asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to allow its first live broadcast when it hears arguments in the legal dispute over President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul law. In...