| Jul 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There is one necessary condition for the selection of a vice president, and that is whether the individual has the experience and capacity to become president of the United States on Day One. Nine vice presidents have succeeded to the presidency upon...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 3:36 PM
See Jane reach. See Jane reach for power and be denied.
It might not yet be a full-blown theme, but that story line has made for one of TV’s more culturally intriguing narratives of this presidential election year.
“Game Change” and...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Commentator David Wise's approach to rating qualifications for the vice president and president does not pass the smell test ("What's needed in a No. 2," July 16). Everyone knows that governors have more executive experience than U.S. senators, yet Mr....
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:58 AM
Baltimore native Jason Winer signed a new deal with 20th Century as NBC announced a premiere date for his sitcom, "1600 Penn," according to the trade publication Variety.
The deal will keep the Friends School graduate writing-producing and directing at...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:05 AM
With the debut of her new syndicated talk show fast approaching, Katie Couric is on the road promoting it at some of the 174 stations that have signed on.
Last week, she was in Atlanta. This week, Baltimore.
With 95 percent national clearance, she has...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 6:45 AM
I am appalled by columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s vitriolic attack on President Obama ("No, Mr. President, nobody else 'made that happen,'" July 22). The president was talking about roads and bridges, not the business owner. Believe it or not, our...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 3:13 PM
xxxABC anchorman Charles Gibson came across as a stern, no-nonsense senior professor putting a graduate student through a tough exam in the first part of his interview with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
It was round one of a three-part interview that will...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Seeing HBO's latest trailer for "Game Change," the made-for-TV version of the 2008 GOP presidential campaign with John McCain and Sarah Palin, brought back memories of the early days of Z on TV when I was doing media-and-politics 24/7 -- and loving it....
| 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...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:10 PM
As the funding controversy swirled around Susan G. Komen for the Cure this week, much of the criticism was directed not at the group's chief executive but at a Maryland native who serves as a senior policy adviser.
Karen Handel, who faced a hard-luck...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 8:15 AM
My sister died of breast cancer. Nevertheless, I find the pink ribbon mania of the Susan G. Komen organization repugnant. Trying to put a "happy face" on a devastating disease is grotesque.
I am incredulous that the Komen organization, knowing the right-...
| Feb 17, 2012
The winnowing process in the Republican presidential nomination race has reduced the field to four candidates -- Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich -- each of whom has a legitimate rationale to keep going.
Mr. Romney continues to have...