| Jan 24, 2012
As the fight for the Republican presidential nomination now moves on to the Jan. 31 Florida primary, the 2012 phenomenon of the televised debate has elevated to a political art form playing to voters' prejudices and hates.
Nothing has been more...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Yessssssss. God is in his heaven, and for a couple of minutes Thursday night during CNN's GOP debate, the relationship between the press and grandstanding TV politicians was finally back in balance.
When moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Newt Gingrich if...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Mitt Romney's ill-considered remark about the destitute, "I'm not concerned about the very poor," and his subsequent awkward explanation of it represented something more noteworthy than a rich man's gaffe. The question raised by the episode is not...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Thomas Roberts, a news anchor for MSNBC who grew up in Towson, is marrying Patrick D. Abner, his partner of 12 years, at a ceremony today in New York City.
Roberts, who is 39, is a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and McDaniel College in...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:18 AM
Two weeks ago, the conventional wisdom was that televised presidential debates weren’t going to matter much this year.
Then a TV debate took place in Denver on Oct. 3, and we are still talking about Big Bird being threatened, moderator Jim Lehrer...
| 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,...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley played surrogate for the Obama administration Sunday morning, appearing on CNN's State of the Union to offer his views on the GOP presidential nomination fight, the president's chances for re-election and the economy.
| Feb 8, 2012
| 12:47 PM
CNN suspended political analyst Roland Martin Wednesday over tweets he sent during the Super Bowl. The messages were seen by some as homophobic and advocating violence against members of the LGBT community.
They were sent in response to an ad featuring...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:57 PM
I just walked out of a dark room after spending two hours with the screener for "Game Change," the HBO film about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Based on a best-selling, non-fiction book about the historic race,...
| Feb 16, 2012
I can't believe that I actually agree with something President Barack Obama has done. Granted, I'm one of those conservatives who has never subscribed to the full-meal-deal checklist, preferring to critically consider whether each of my positions is the...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 7:36 AM
Conservative analyst Pat Buchanan Thursday night confirmed what some in the worlds of politics and cable TV believed to be true for months: He hadn't just been suspended by MSNBC in the wake of his latest controversial book, he was through and would never...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:00 PM
I went to church on CNN Saturday, and it was one of the most powerful, uplifting and spiritual experiences I've had in years. Yes, watching six hours of cable TV coverage of Whitney Houston's funeral was a spiritual experience, and I am not using that...