| Jan 21, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It has been two years since the Supreme Court issued its decision in the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and we are only now just beginning to see how its overturning of a century of campaign finance law is distorting the electoral...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 5:00 AM
In a Chrysler advertisement aired during halftime of Sunday's Super Bowl, actor and director Clint Eastwood says, "I've seen a lot of tough eras, a lot of tough downturns in my life, times when we didn't understand each other. It seems we've lost our...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Doug Mainwaring's article about the tea party, "Why the name calling?" (Aug. 10), was highly amusing. If name-calling is the problem, I'd suggest hey start with themselves.
Whether it is Sarah Palin talking about "death panels" or Tea Party Nation CEO...
| Feb 23, 2012
"If we could just take a little bit from each of them."
I've lost track of how many people I have heard say some version of this in the last couple of months. The "each of them" refers to the final four combatants for the Republican nomination.
| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:22 PM
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,...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Today's topic: the billions (yes, with a "b") that will be spent on advertising in this year's presidential and congressional campaigns, and what kind of messages that money is sending.
Like jazz, blues and musical comedy, the political ad is a...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:19 PM
With so many tens of millions of dollars flowing into political campaigns anonymously this year, it's hard to believe anyone would oppose some minimum level of disclosure. After all, it was Justice Anthony Kennedy who wrote in the infamous Citizens United...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Who's buying our democracy? Wall Street financiers, the Koch brothers, and casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, among others. And they're doing much of it in secret.
It's a perfect storm -- the combination of three waves that are about to...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Paul Ryan being selected as Mitt Romney's GOP running mate was big news late Friday night, and no one on television did a better job of covering it on the fly than MSNBC.
I can't believe I typed those words either. MSNBC had become such a joke in its...