| Feb 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When one writes about moral convictions, it's probably a good idea to consistently live up to them. That way people can still disagree with your convictions, but they have a difficult time accusing you of hypocrisy.
Last week at the Conservative...
| May 9, 2012
| 6:25 PM
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said Wednesday night that one place President Obama's change of position to open support of same-sex marriage could have a significant impact is Maryland.
Frank, a Massachusett Democrat who is perhaps the nation's best-known openly...
| May 10, 2012
| 6:46 PM
Advocates trying to uphold Maryland's same-sex marriage law hope President Barack Obama's new stance will boost their efforts by firing up supporters and nudging black voters who traditionally have been resistant to the idea.
Opponents played down the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malleycontinued his national media blitz Tuesday night with an appearance on MSNBC's"The Ed Show," taking the opportunity to bash former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republican budget plan authored by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:00 AM
The news media's lack of analysis regarding the policy proposals of the leading presidential candidates is disheartening. The media have relinquished their responsibilities to inform the public; instead, they have become entertainment impresarios, hailing...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:23 AM
With a caucus vote so close that the cable channels had to wait until all the votes were finally tallied at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday to declare a winner, Iowa was no place to be Tuesday night for media amateurs and ideologues.
Which is to say there was only...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 8:40 AM
I have a million other things to write about, and about 500,000 of them have been rightfully ordered up by editors.
Despite that, and a growing momentum this Friday night in Baltimore that nothing matters in the world except the Ravens playoff game...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:18 AM
MSNBC is built on a lie, and it's one that the cable channel is never going to be able escape as long as sticks to its leftist ideological guns.
That's what I kept thinking as I watched Keith Olbermann's strange, coded, wink-wink interview with Cenk...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"CONTROL YOUR own destiny, or someone else will," said entrepreneur Jack Welch.
PEOPLE SEND me the most fascinating things! The other day I received a wonderful photograph of Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe embracing. I love it because it is so dramatic,...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WHAT MAKES a work literature, and who gets to decide?"
That is the question posited in Evgenia Peretz's big Vanity Fair take-out (take down?) of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Tartt and her remarkably successful, massive and controversial novel...
| Jun 18, 2014
Erudite and witty, Dick Cavett elevated the late-night talk show genre, going head-to-head with Johnny Carson for five years in the early 1970s.
"The Dick Cavett Show," which won three Emmy awards, ended on ABC in 1975 but found new homes on PBS, then...
| May 4, 2014
"'Crossfire' Held Hostage," a crisis in my household, lasted 51 days.
On March 11, three days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished from the skies, CNN more or less suspended all regular programming to keep viewers abreast of the fruitless...