| May 25, 2012
| 6:45 AM
We taxpayers should be so very proud of our state leaders as evidenced by the increasingly frequent national attention given to the ineptitude of the Maryland General Assembly. Most recently, The Wall Street Journal highlights Gov.Martin O'Malley as the...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Over at Poynter.org Craig Silverman has published an astute article about a clutch of recent cases of fabrication by young journalists, looking for the common elements.
He finds them: carelessness about sourcing, willingness to manipulate quotes and...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Fresh off his trip abroad, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of undermining America's competitiveness in international sports competitions.
"We have a president who apologizes for America's athletic...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:51 AM
The HuffingtonPost this morning launched their live Internet video channel and it's rocking. The hosts are using Google Hangouts to hold live chats with talking heads, and collected Tweets and video recordings from their audience.
This is the future --...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Last Thursday's Wall Street Journal editorial "Why Not Paul Ryan?" made the case for his selection as the Republican vice-presidential nominee in this statement: "Romney can win a big election over big issues. He'll lose a small one."
After Mr. Ryan's...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 11:03 AM
An article in The Wall Street Journal goes on about "bad grammar" in the workplace and quotes someone raving about the Oxford comma and Bryan Garner's dislike of "I could care less." William B. Lawrence, dean and professor of American church history at...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Heloise Lewis wears several hats. She's a prostitute who runs an escort business. She's a single mom who voraciously reads classic literature and has a close relationship with her 11-year-old son. And she's entangled with a murderer who also happens to be...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For about 20 years, I have been teaching a course at Towson University called "Media Criticism," which deals largely with alleged ideological media bias.
The claims of liberal bias in the mainstream media go back at least as far as Barry Goldwater's...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 2:09 PM
It didn't take long for the talk at this week's national work-life conference in Baltimore to turn to Yahoo Inc.
The Internet company's new ban on employees working from home has proved wildly unpopular with working mothers who had expected more...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:48 AM
As you may have read, the Associated Press decided this week that its writers are permitted to use husband and wife for same-sex couples, in those jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is legal.
Should you not have read about it, I commend to your...
| Feb 23, 2013
At the end of 1995 and stretching into January 1996, the federal government "shut down" because of an impasse between President Bill Clinton and House Republicans led by then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The issue was increased taxes vs. less spending....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:02 PM
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Legg Mason Inc. is expected to announce its new CEO as early as Wednesday and also will likely name a new independent board member.
The Baltimore-based money manager has been without a permanent leader...