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Alan Chartock

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Massachusetts Needs James Taylor for Senator

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 12:11 PM

Hey, look, it's this simple: In a potential race against Scott Brown, the polls show that Ed Markey is way behind.

A Scott Brown win would give the Republicans yet another vote in the U.S. Senate. No matter how loudly Brown cries or insists that he is not like...

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3 Strikes, Vivian Schiller's Out

(13) Comments | Posted March 11, 2011 | 1:38 PM

Vivian Schiller, the President of National Public Radio, has been fired, finally, by her long compliant board. Schiller was in over her head and she kept making big mistakes just as the new conservative Republican group in the US House of Representatives was trying to defund the Corporation...

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Defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

(90) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 11:00 AM

Representative Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado, recently penned an op-ed column calling for the defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It is truly one of the most disingenuous, self-serving pieces of public propaganda I have ever read. When I see something like this I always scratch my head and wonder: if...

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Andrew Cuomo and Sandra Lee: Unwedded Bliss

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 6:46 PM

The other day I was called by a reporter from a fashion newspaper that was doing a story on Governor Andrew Cuomo's significant other, Sandra Lee. The reporter wanted to know what I made of the fact that the governor was living with someone to whom he was not married....

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NPR Made a Very Poor Decision

(37) Comments | Posted October 25, 2010 | 4:49 PM

Let's take the case of former National Public Radio senior news analyst Juan Williams, who not only worked for NPR but also worked as a commentator and analyst for Fox "Fair and Balanced" News.

Williams, an African-American news analyst and author of several books on civil...

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