| 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...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 3:00 AM
In the latest Republican presidential debate in Michigan, Texas Gov. Rick Perry added to his woes by saying there were three federal cabinet departments he would cut if he were president, and then could name only two of them. "The third one, I can't...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 5:42 AM
Based on the number of televised GOP candidate debates in 2008, we are just about halfway through the process with tonight's CNN-hosted debate on foreign policy.
I am encouraged by the big audiences of up to 6 million tuning in for some of the debates....
| Dec 23, 2011
| 7:03 PM
Several people were arrested at malls across Maryland as police broke up crowds of hundreds lined up to buy Nike Air Jordan Concords, part of a nationwide frenzy over the new sneakers that prompted a number of disturbances.
Mobs broke down store doors in...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 7:41 AM
Update: The man who says his photo was used as part of the hoax lives in London, and has given an interview to The Baltimore Sun.
The disbelief over unruly crowds fighting and being pepper sprayed over Air Jordan Concords turned to mourning when it was...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 12:33 PM
A rundown of what's going on the week of 2/13-2/19.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
The Secret World of Arriety
This Means War
BET Honors (special; 9 p.m.; BET)
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show...
| 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...
| Aug 14, 2011
Veteran money manager Brian Kroneberger Jr. didn't sleep well last week — and neither did his clients — as markets whipsawed and the Dow Jones industrial average posted Tums-popping losses and heart-pounding gains on a daily basis.
| Sep 8, 2011
| 11:17 AM
As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, TV networks and channels including NBC, CNN, Fox, TLC, Biography and Showtime are airing a multitude of programs about Sept. 11, 2001, and its aftermath.
•••• “Saved”: Pets...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 10:02 AM
The Occupy Baltimore protest today at the Inner Harbor, and the protests on Wall Street that inspired it and similar demonstrations around the country, are a welcome sign that outrage at the nation's political and economic system isn't confined to the...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 7:13 AM
Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan says the bank has a right to make a profit as he defended the decision to institute a $5 monthly fee when consumers use their debit cards to make purchases.
Moynihan told CNBC in a Wednesday interview that "I have an...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 12:17 AM
I know some of my more parochial colleagues can't get past the troubles CNN continues to have in its prime-time American operation.
And I am right up there in being dismayed by some of the moves management has made with Eliot Spitzer, Kathleen Parker,...