| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:21 AM
The outcome of November's presidential election will affect the entire world. Yet until the attack on our consulate in Libya, issues of foreign policy and globalization were nearly absent from the political discourse.
There was talk at both parties'...
| 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,...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Baltimore-area viewers won't see it in their TV listings, but this week a program will premiere on the Al Jazeera English channel that could do more to shape the world's image of their city than any other media coverage or civic promotion done all year....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Al Jazeera America Thursday announced that veteran business reporter Ali Velshi will join the Qatar-owned channel to develop and host a daily prime-time business show.
The announcement comes one day after news that Velshi was leaving CNN where he served...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Dick Van Dyke brought his characteristic charm to the SAG Awards this weekend, and Internet users dutifully searched for all sorts of details on him -- anything to distract us from the icy weather that caused school closings from here to Ann Arbor. ...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:02 AM
Reading some of the nutty coverage of Al Jazeera's purchase of Current TV from Al Gore, I am not sure whether the problem is ideology or ignorance when it comes to the sorry state of media criticism today.
Last week, I explained why I thought Al...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
I don’t care if Al Gore got more money than he ever deserved for his pathetic channel, or Glenn Beck got the short end of the stick in trying to buy it as an escape from his prison of media marginalization.
All of that is ideological and...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:48 AM
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| Sep 11, 2009
None of us will ever forget where we were and what we were doing that fateful morning eight years ago today, when the hijacked airliners flew into the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan. I was just leaving the house for work when my wife called out...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:10 PM
DUBAI (Reuters) - Gulf Arab states took a step towards resolving a severe rift in the U.S.-backed alliance on Thursday by agreeing on ways to implement a security agreement they reached last year.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Left-leaning political talk show host Cenk Uygur has raised $4 million to expand his digital video company the Young Turks Network, and the money comes from a seemingly unlikely source: Republican Buddy Roemer, the former governor of Louisiana.
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:39 AM
CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws.
The measures, which have yet to be signed into law by interim President Adly Mansour, so sweepingly define...