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Entries by Danny Groner from 10/2010

We Need Discussions, Not Debates

| Posted 10.06.2010 | New York

What makes Christopher Hitchens such a capable and persuasive debater is a mixture of his ides, arguments, and charm. But it's also the words he chooses and the way he presents them.

Donald Trump's Hair and the Presidency

| Posted 10.10.2010 | Politics

Trump is trying to better others' lives. During an election season when everyone is saying Americans are voting squarely on jobs and nothing else, Trump is sending the right message.

Tyler Clementi's Death: College Newspapers React

| Posted 10.10.2010 | Media

Several weeks after Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi's tragic suicide, college students around the country are writing about Clementi in their campus newspapers, expressing their takes on the lessons their campuses should learn

Comparing the Chilean Miners' Rescue to the BP Oil Spill

| Posted 10.15.2010 | Media

"Watching the miraculous rescue of the Chilean miners, though, I was struck by the similarity with the efforts to cap BP's runaway Macondo well in the...

James Harrison Crosses Line to the Dark Side

| Posted 10.18.2010 | Sports

After a particularly brutal weekend of hard hits, everyone is talking about what the league can do to prevent further injuries like concussions. The f...

It's The Overused Headline, Stupid

| Posted 10.18.2010 | Media

"It's the economy, stupid" is a phrase that has lived on longer than anyone would have expected.

Bringing Back Broadway Originals

| Posted 10.21.2010 | New York

Broadway singers past and present gathered together on Sunday at the Broadway Cabaret Festival's Broadway Originals to belt out the songs that helped launch their careers.

Lombardi Is About More Than Football

| Posted 10.22.2010 | New York

The new Broadway show, Lombardi, is being widely touted as a play that will get men excited about theater. This show isn't going to attract your typical theatergoing clientele, to say the least.

What Does Juan Williams' Firing Say About Journalism?

| Posted 10.24.2010 | Media

"[Juan] Williams is just the latest big-name reporter, after Rich Sanchez and Helen Thomas, to be fired for expressing a personal opinion about a sens...

Brett Favre Should Bench Himself

| Posted 10.25.2010 | Sports

No matter if it's the right decision for the Vikes, Coach Brad Childress would appear as the villain if he snapped Favre's streak this weekend. Which is why Favre needs to step up and announce his intent to sit out the game by his own will.

What Happened to the "Mama Grizzlies"?

| Posted 10.28.2010 | Politics

One of the early narratives written during this midterm election cycle highlighted Sarah Palin's "mama grizzlies" and the power and potential of some ...

Looking Back at Jon Stewart's First Daily Show Reviews

| Posted 10.29.2010 | Media

When Jon Stewart replaced Craig Kilborn on "The Daily Show" in 1999, the show was still a "startup cable show on a cheap set in a tiny studio," says T...

The DH Helps The Giants More Than It Hurts

| Posted 10.31.2010 | Sports

In need of a win in Game 3, the Texas Rangers got much-needed power from the end of their lineup. Mitch Moreland says he's happy to bat last, even if ...

David Gregory Doesn't Tolerate "Softball Answers"

| Posted 10.31.2010 | Media

Last week, Meet the Press anchor David Gregory hosted a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on the subject of "college completion and the American f...