| Aug 29, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Is it just me, or was there actually a time when ethanol was the great, green hope?
Didn't Al Gore tell us it would fight global warming through cleaner motor vehicle emissions? Didn't George W. Bush promise this homegrown grain byproduct would reduce U....
| Oct 12, 2011
| 9:37 AM
Current TV, the prime-time home of Keith Olbermann, Wednesday announced a strong election-year move with Jennifer Granholm joining the channel in January to host a show weeknights at 9 following Olbermann's.
Granholm, the former governor of Michigan,...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Years ago, a friend told me a story from her days living in South America. The movie "Wayne's World" had come out, and she went to see it. She spoke English, but it was interesting to read the Spanish subtitles.
For instance, early in the film, Wayne...
| May 17, 2011
| 9:47 AM
The old saying goes that if you put a million chimpanzees into a room with a million typewriters for enough time, one of them will eventually write Shakespeare. Unfortunately, we do not have a room full of chimpanzees, but we have the next best thing...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 7:23 AM
We had a spirited discussion Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" about Keith Olbermann's suit against Al Gore's Current TV.
The video is at the end of this post, and I urge you to take a look especially at what Sharon Waxman, founder of TheWrap, has to...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With Mitt Romney now confident enough of the Republican nomination that he can turn his focus against President Barack Obama, the guessing game on selection of a running mate is already in full swing. It's a matter that warrants more serious consideration...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:20 PM
Watching Keith Olbermann interview his boss, Al Gore, Tuesday night for the second night in a row, I couldn't help noticing something: How much Olbermann looked like the RCA dog, head cocked slightly to the side, listening intently at his master's voice....
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Forget the broadcast networks of ABC, NBC and CBS.
And forget PBS, too, unless you are part of the minority that doesn't have cable or online access. Public television simply doesn't have the resources any longer to do any kind of original, first-rate...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 5:57 PM
— For three days, they hobnobbed with Republican stars, were pursued by reporters, cast ballots for their party's presidential nominee and generally had a taste of life at the center of the political universe.
Today, Maryland's delegation to the...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Hundreds of Green Party members arrived Thursday in Baltimore to pick a candidate for president, even as the party has been forced to scramble for a spot on Maryland's ballot this fall.
The national convention, which is taking place at the University...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Advocates for plain language have issued their first report card on how clearly federal agencies communicate with taxpayers and others — and the Social Security Administration has drawn a pair of C's.
That put the Woodlawn-based administration in...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Sally Ride had the coolest name. Perfect for the first American woman in space.
On that day in 1983 when she shattered the ultimate glass ceiling aboard the shuttle Challenger, many in the crowd of a quarter-million people watching the launch — a...