| Sep 18, 2011
When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was "Morning in America." For Barack Obama, it's more like midnight in a coal mine.
The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high, his jobs program may not pass, foreclosures...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:31 AM
If the daily coverage of Bill Clinton's rollercoaster presidency and the inititial wave of journalist-written biographies constituted the first draft of history, this four-hour PBS film some 12 years after he left office is the second.
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:00 AM
It’s that time of year again, when the howling coyotes come down from the hills, and cities in our area start seeing the invasion of the body snatchers. It’s a haunting sign of the state of our economy, with economic cobwebs and business...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 6:24 AM
The recent surge by Herman Cain to the top of the GOP field was not fueled by the tea party. The tea party was the first to embrace Mr. Cain because of his 9-9-9 tax plan and because he speaks like a businessman rather than a politician, which is very...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 3:00 AM
When it comes to sex, the media apply different standards to Republicans and Democrats.
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton allegedly trolled for women, using state troopers as his procurers. As president, mr. Clinton engaged in oral sex with Monica Lewinsky in...
| Nov 6, 2011
Unemployment is mired at 9%, and President Obama's poll ratings are mired too. Democrats are dispirited. Republicans are fired up and ready to go. Activists on both the right and the left are demanding change.
So is there any way Obama can win reelection...
| Dec 12, 2012
Shortly after the 1988 presidential election, pollsters asked Democrats whom they favored to be their party's nominee in 1992. The strongest candidates were Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo of New York. The governor of...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Paul Ryan being selected as Mitt Romney's GOP running mate was big news late Friday night, and no one on television did a better job of covering it on the fly than MSNBC.
I can't believe I typed those words either. MSNBC had become such a joke in its...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Those cannibals who recently turned up in Miami and Baltimore aren't the only people eating their own. Following President Barack Obama's 54-minute snoozer of a speech in Ohio last week, even his "friends" are beginning to feed on him.
In 2008, David...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 9:20 AM
After a few shaky weeks, the Romney kibitzers are calling for a big staff shakeup, apparently on the assumption that his footsoldiers have been responsible for the bumps in his campaign trail. Fingered particularly is his longtime Boston aide and...
| Mar 30, 2012
The Supreme Court's three days of arguments on the constitutionality of the Obama health care law have triggered a guessing game, replacing for the moment the 2012 presidential campaign as topic A on the nation's nonstop talk shows. Did the justices'...