| Nov 7, 2012
The vitriol is worse than I ever recall. Worse than the Palin-induced smarm of 2008. Worse than the Swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness.
It's almost a civil war. I know families in...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:48 AM
It was fairly obvious by about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday that most cable and network analysts thought President Obama was going to be re-elected.
But they didn't have the data to make the call until 11:17.
When that happened at NBC News and CNN, viewers were...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Missouri is a long way from Maryland, so residents can be forgiven for never having heard of Rep. Todd Akin prior to this week. But when the socially conservative Republican Senate candidate suggested that the victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
JP Morgan, BP, Walmart, and the multibillionaire Koch brothers have just launched a TV advertisement blasting President Obama for the national debt.
Actually, I don't know who's behind the ad because there's no way to know. And that's a big problem.
| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The Republican stance on health care is a strange mix of muddle and mendacity. The muddle comes from the GOP's presumptive nominee for president, Mitt Romney. The mendacity is the work of conservative super PACs that are spending millions on new attack...
| Sep 26, 2012
Can Mitt Romney possibly recover? Pundits and pollsters are beginning to doubt it. A survey conducted between Sept. 12 and Sept. 16 by the Pew Research Center -- before the "47 percent of Americans are victims" video came to light -- showed President...
| Mar 10, 2013
My columnist and television pundit gigs have me thinking a great deal about the relative positions of the two parties heading into the midterm election cycle.
For starters, the Democrats are ahead. Last November's elections gave the president a...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:09 AM
There was a time when the lines between the practices of politics and journalism were clear-cut. Professional politicians did their thing, which was getting elected and getting others elected. Professional journalists did theirs, writing and telling how...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Maybe the party is finally over.
Meaning not simply the Grand Old Party, but more specifically the bacchanal of the bizarre and carnival of crazy to which it has lately devolved. So obvious has this devolution become that even Republican stalwarts...
| Jan 30, 2013
Soon after President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, Speaker of the House John Boehner said the White House would try "to annihilate the Republican Party" and "shove us into the dustbin of history."
Actually, the GOP is doing a pretty good...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 6:07 AM
From the Z on TV blog:
Because it doesn't fit our online and digital bias, we in the media have not done very good job of reporting what is shaping up to be one of the biggest media stories of these very important midterm elections: television.
| Sep 27, 2011
| 1:24 PM
Events for fall at Baltimore colleges
Bo Burnham at Loyola: The off-color and politically incorrect YouTube sensation will serenade the Loyola community with some of his comedic ballads, such as "I'm Bo Yo" and "New Math." 9 p.m. Friday, Reitz Arena,...