| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:29 PM
I'm coming back to work after a much-needed week away, and I am starting with a busy day Sunday that opens in Washington at CNN's "Reliable Sources."
Host Howard Kurtz has a very strong lineup this week. Here's his description from the CNN website:...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:42 AM
The Washington Post used to have the best media reporter in the country in Howard Kurtz.
Now it was Erik Wemple writing what the paper calls "a reported opinion blog on news media."
I'll leave it to others to speculate on what that might suggest about...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 9:14 PM
BGE officials continued to scramble Sunday to restore power to nearly more than 257,000 customers as the area suffered with temperatures near 100 degrees for a third day and braced for a chaotic Monday-morning commute.
After the state was rocked Friday...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 2:12 PM
I don't know which is more upsetting at the moment: The fact that I live in the area of Baltimore reportedly hit hardest by the storm and still don't have power, or the self-serving tweets from @MyBGE telling me how much it "understands" my "frustration."...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Four young people charged in a videotaped attack on a drunken tourist, who was beaten, robbed and stripped in front of a city courthouse on St. Patrick’s day, pleaded guilty to their roles in the crime Monday, the Baltimore State’s Attorney&...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:58 AM
In November, I advanced one of CNN's debates with a piece hoping aloud that Wolf Blitzer would not let Newt Gingrich bully him as the the former Speaker of the House had been doing to other debate moderators.
Here's a bit of what I wrote:
And so it...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2011
A moment ago, I Googled "Ron Paul ignored by media" and came up with 9,222 links. That's a lot of stories about someone being ignored. Here's what happened.
In last weekend's Iowa Straw Poll of GOP presidential candidates, the Texas congressman had an...