| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Who is the face of American liberalism? Who is the face of American conservatism?
In Washington politics and on social media these days, the king and queen of "base" politics are two freshman U.S senators — Texas' Ted Cruz for conservatives and...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:36 AM
What do President Obama, Morgan Freeman, NSA document-leaker Edward Snowden and some guy who goes by the name “probably hitting on you” have in common?
They all know what time "the narwhal bacons."
Specifically, they know "the narwhal...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Peaceful but frustrated, demonstrators across the country gathered as the nation continued to react Sunday to a Florida jury's not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman over the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
In New York, not...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The intro has been tweaked, but make no mistake, this is the same "Newsroom."
Perhaps as a nod to some criticism of its first season, "The Newsroom" opened Season Two with a vastly less heavy-handed intro. Gone from the credits are the images of...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:59 PM
In a way, part of the outrage had always been about public space: Trayvon Martin, 17, carrying a can of iced tea and a bag of Skittles, was walking home when he was shot dead after a struggle with a neighborhood watch volunteer who had viewed him as...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
“Unintended Consequences” – the most dramatic episode this season of HBO’s “The Newsroom” – focuses on a tragedy in Africa that devastates associate producer Maggie Jordan (Alison Pill) and might, unintentionally,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:47 AM
"He's never seen hair like yours before. That color is called blonde, Daniel, and it's nothing but trouble." -- Pastor Moses
It's nice when a show spells out the theme of an episode right in the title, as "The Newsroom" did this week with "Unintended...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The state of California and the Bank of America have a lot in common, says BofA Chief Executive Brian Moynihan.
Both were all but written off by critics as the economy tanked. Both endured painful budget cuts and remain hampered by unemployment and...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:05 AM
The fight for higher fast-food wages is coming to Los Angeles.
Just a few days before Labor Day, restaurant workers plan to walk off the job at big-name chains around Southern California to demand $15-an-hour pay, according to organizers.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Watching the debut this week of Al Jazeera America, I couldn't help but remember reviewing the first week of Erin Burnett's show on CNN in October 2011.
I say this not to rip Burnett again, but because her attitude toward the Occupy Wall Street...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
When "The Newsroom" premiered on HBO in June 2012, its opening credits, in which black and white images of Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow and David Brinkley floated across the screen to soaring theme music, signaled the high-minded ambitions of its...