Story | May 6, 2015 | 5:54 PM
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Story | Nov 5, 2013 | 1:35 PMNorwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
Story | May 6, 2015 | 2:54 PM
On paper and in speeches, Republicans boast that Congress' first budget since they won control of the Senate and House last fall will eliminate red ink within a decade. Actually, it will do nothing of the sort. That's because the budget itself is...
Story | May 6, 2015 | 12:11 PM
Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: May 2 Miami Herald on the state budget: If it were anyone but Rick Scott, one might believe the governor orchestrated the embarrassing feud between the state House and Senate that led to the abrupt shutdown of...
Story | May 6, 2015 | 7:34 AM
The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall. The Senate passed the nonbinding measure by a nearly party-line...