| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Political parties delight when there are rifts within their opponent's ranks. As a member of the tea party, I've been verbally attacked by everyone from President Barack Obama to the friends with whom I work. The Democrats rolled out an enormous...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:02 PM
By any measure, the 2013 World Series should be a big television draw. The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals are historic franchises with terrific national followings, and they're attractive teams with great pitching and plenty of interesting...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Eight years ago this month, I did an interview with then anchor Jim Lehrer in connection with the 30th anniversary of the "PBS NewsHour."
It was a laudatory piece, as I had long shared Lehrer's values about journalism and democracy.
With "NewsHour" in...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:18 AM
It's the visual imagery that usually dictates how a story plays on TV — as well as how viewers perceive it.
And the image driving a story about Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler being at a beach party where underage drinking took...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:43 PM
How bad did the Ravens look in their 19-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday?
So, bad that CBS analyst Dan “I never publicly like to call a player or coach out” Fouts called them out at the start of the second half for the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
A pair of Florida teen-aged girls have been arrested in connection with the suicide of another girl, who leapt to her death from a cement factory tower after, authorities say, she had been bullied by them for months.
Rebecca Sedwick, 12, died Sept. 9...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:08 PM
The Fox telecast of the Baltimore Ravens’ loss Sunday was far from perfect, but what a vast improvement over any coverage provided this season by CBS Sports.
I am sure some fans are going to insist Fox analyst Daryl Johnston doesn’t like the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Just when you thought Betty White couldn't possibly do more to endear herself to the LGBT community, the "Golden Girls" alumna took part in a promotional video for Spirit Day, GLAAD's anti-bullying initiative that asks people to wear purple to show...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 4:34 PM
It doesn’t happen often, but in Sunday's game, the guys in the CBS broadcast booth got it mostly right in their "keys to the game" talking points just before kickoff. Give them credit for that in their call of the Ravens' 26-23 victory over the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Annapolis Area Christian senior wide receiver Demetrius Johnson has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antoinio, Tex., on Jan. 4.
Johnson, who also plays defensive tackle for the Eagles and is projected as a...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:24 PM
I did something foolish last week. I spent at least four hours a day with cable TV news, starting Tuesday.
I was hoping for some information and clarity on two huge stories that were starting to unfold: the partial government shutdown and the launch...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
How many times per day do you check email and texts? How quickly do you expect a response? What about Facebook and Twitter?
In an informal survey conducted by the Howard County Library System (HCLS) this summer, answers ranged from "500 times per day"...