When you watch a president give a State of the Union Address on television, you’re always watching three people: the president at the podium, and the vice president and House speaker on the rise behind him. As a TV shot it’s awkward. The vice president and the speaker have been instructed by media professionals not […]
My latest article over at Pajamas Media is different from the usual. It isn’t about national security or elections, but is about the defining characteristic of my life. A heated debate about religion on “The Real World: Washington D.C.” on MTV inspired me to write an article that reads more like a sermon.
Although some of [...]
Apparently the bad economy is taking its toll on even Hollywood stars, some of whom have begun pursuing a lucrative side career as amateur historical revisionists. First, Matt Damon and a gaggle of left-leaning cohorts helped promote radical historian Howard Zinn’s perverse perspective of American history in a television documentary. Now famed director Oliver Stone has announced that [...]
Why another book on the 2008 campaign, a year after the inauguration of President Obama? What more is there to say about a race that was covered day in and day out by newspapers, magazines, television, radio and bloggers? Is there anything more to learn about the candidates — and does it matter to an […]
Excerpt from the Danny Glover profile: Glover supports Not In Our Name, the Revolutionary Communist Party movement which “pledges resistance to [America's] endless war, detentions and roundups, [and] attacks on civil liberties.” Glover is a strong backer of the socialist magazine Monthly Review, which he says “challenges us to think, inspires us to action, and makes us realize that the impossible is […]
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New Year’s Day came complete with hangover remedies and football…but no government assistance required, thank you very much. We should thank the gods of television for the latter because John Kerry was willing to invoke Capitol Hill to make sure no American would be deprived of [...]
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The epic battle of television titans was quietly and peacefully concluded in the waning hours of 2009. At least it was reported like an epic battle, but was actually no more and no less than the free market system at work.
When MSNBC headlined Friday night at 9:17pm
“Millions could have lost channel [...]
Interview With Robert Morgenthau: Obama “smoking pot” if he thinks “being nice” to Iran is “going to get him anywhere” – WSJ.com
In the criminal justice system, the people of Manhattan have been represented for 35 years by New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. This is his story.Mr. Morgenthau, who inspired the original D.A. character on the television program “Law and Order,” will retire on Thursday at age 90. Much of the barely fictitious drama is […]