| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:10 AM
After the coffee. Before watching a Senate hearing in my pajamas.
The Skinny: I think I've mentioned that I finally started watching "Sons of Anarchy." I enjoy it but do have to wonder, is there no media outlet wondering why this small California town...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:42 PM
It's a fair criticism of what's written about life as a wage slave -- from journalists and economists alike -- that it's delivered by people who don't have firsthand experience of what that life is like. As a result, a great deal of reporting about worker...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:32 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready for Passover.
The Skinny: I've gotten so deep into "Sons of Anarchy" that I'm two episodes behind on "The Americans." I need to catch up tonight. Today's roundup includes recaps of the Senate hearing about the...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers has been named head of Warner Bros. corporate communications, replacing longtime studio executive Sue Fleishman.
Myers, who served as White House press secretary during President Clinton's first term,...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
If there were fairness in this world, Rita Rizzo would be a media star.
Rizzo, 60, owns a management consulting firm for nonprofit groups and government offices in Akron, Ohio, with her husband, Lou Vincent, 64. Vincent, who suffers from Type 2 diabetes...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's land grab of Crimea, with more threatened to come, has Republican neoconservatives eagerly lining up to denounce President Obama as a deplorably weak leader who settled for throwing snowballs at Putin...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:56 PM
As part of what he apparently considers a comeback tour, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke over the weekend at a meeting in Las Vegas of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Christie’s speech was mostly music to the ears of the audience at the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:40 AM
No one would claim that implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been especially smooth.
The technical problems of the federal enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, last October and November, were only part of it: The administration has repeatedly...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
An eclectic list of stars like Julianna Margulies, Brad Paisley, Jessica Simpson and Lupita Nyong'o and a hefty dose of "Scandal" and "House of Cards" cast members will descend on Washington this weekend for the annual White House Correspondents Assn....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:26 AM
After the coffee. Before creating my own entertainment festival.
The Skinny: Nothing against "True Detective," but you know what I like about "The Walking Dead"? I like that I am not required to read 10,000-word essays about each episode or search for...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:47 PM
Over the next two weeks, the Clinton Library and the National Archives will release as many as 33,000 pages of presidential records from Bill Clinton’s years in the White House — creating a trove of new documents for Hillary Clinton’s...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Can you imagine JFK running for president in today's media-saturated world, with CNN, Politico and the Twitter-verse poking into his extramarital trysts?
So much for Camelot.
I thought of those halcyon days -- which, by the way, I'm too young to...