| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Remember all the big, high-sounding media talk right after the massacre at Sandy Hook about how maybe now we will have a "national dialogue" about guns? Remember how many members of the media vowed to put aside their own little, selfish, partisan...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:49 AM
During the economic meltdown of 2008, I was appalled by the emotional, rollercoaster, histrionic, fact-lacking "coverage" from such cable-TV business analysts as Jim Cramer (CNBC) and Ali Velshi (CNN).
I thought TV coverage during that crucial time in...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:17 AM
For virtually all the time I spent in politics, my main function was to craft words for someone else.
And, for a long time, I was pretty good at it. In fact, I got so good at it that, when I finally decided I wanted to start opining under my own name...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"My rival in this race," Barack Obama announced early in 2007, "is not other candidates. It's cynicism."
It's now clear that what he meant by this was other people's cynicism -- not his own.
As you may recall, President Obama came into office a very...
| Sep 15, 2008
It's very late at 30 Rockefeller Center, where it's been dark for hours, the stores long closed. Yet tourists and determined sightseers crowd the entrance, slog into an impossibly long but ever-growing line or just huddle around, camera phones on standby....
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 5:40 AM
Two days before Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, speechwriter William Safire sent 12 sentences to President Nixon’s chief of staff.
The title of his memo: “In the event of moon disaster.”
Getting the astronauts to the moon...
| Apr 26, 2012
Michael Hyland joined FOX43 in April 2012 as a multimedia journalist after spending several years reporting in Virginia and West Virginia.
He most recently worked at WSAZ-TV in Charleston, West Virginia during one of the most fascinating (and...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Today, veteran political strategist and former executive director of the Illinois Republican Party Christine Dudley (right) joins me for an e-mail back and forth about the race for the presidency. To: Christine From: Eric Three months ago, I saw no......
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Speaking of long-form journalism, as Megan was earlier, Slate's William Saletan has posted The Conversion--How, when, and why Mitt Romney changed his mind on abortion, a 12,000-plus word analysis of Romney's various positions on this hot-button issue: The...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 4:35 PM
"David, it's not my job to tell the American people what to think," House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told David Gregory on "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "The American people have the right to think what they want to......
| Apr 4, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Bob Ley of ESPN's Outside the Lines hosted a fascinating debate based on Ralph Nader's plan to abolish college athletic scholarships Monday afternoon....