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Entries by Bill Lucey from 02/2010

Gridlock in Congress: Who Will Blink First?

| Posted 02.01.2010 | Politics

Was this what the Framers had in mind when they wrote the Constitution, making it virtually impossible for drastic reform to take place with a bicameral legislature? It sure looks that way.

Super Bowl Sunday at the White House

| Posted 02.04.2010 | Sports

U.S. Presidents and Super Bowls lack a rich tradition equal to the World Series. In fact, no sitting president has ever attended a Super Bowl. So what will President Obama's Super Bowl Sunday look like?

Mourning the Loss of Memorable Super Bowl Commercials

| Posted 02.11.2010 | Sports

Judging from the pathetic batch of commercials that aired on Sunday, you would never know that some of the most powerful marketing firms spend in excess of $100 million on Super Bowl ads.

Examining the "Recess of the Senate''

| Posted 02.14.2010 | Politics

The recess appointment power is not unprecedented, and it's hardly rare. George W. Bush made 171 recess appointments, while Clinton made 139 appointments.

Should the Senate Go Nuclear?

| Posted 02.18.2010 | Politics

With Congress immobilized and bipartisanship apparently a foreign enemy, is there a way out of this stalemate and climate of inertia? Yes; but it's not easy, it never is in Congress.

How Do Laid-Off Journalists Reinvent Their Careers?

| Posted 02.22.2010 | Media

Unless you're Houdini or David Copperfield, it can be quite the challenge to reinvent yourself in your late 40's 50's, or even 60's to fit into the new era of journalism. But it's by no means impossible.

Looking for the Best Baseball Blogs on the Web?

| Posted 02.28.2010 | Sports

Now that the Olympics are behind us, baseball fans will soon begin checking in on their favorite Major League teams and players to see how they're coming along in Florida and Arizona. Here are the best sources.