In reality, Romney and the GOP are pushing an agenda that has nothing whatever to do with reducing the budget deficit. If they were serious about deficit reduction they wouldn't demand tax cuts for the very wealthy.
As long as state and federal regulators aren't given the resources to do more to monitor misdeeds, it's important to thank the investigative journalists. Strong news organizations are one of the few mechanisms that support public accountability.
He is not the typical anchorman who just reads the teleprompter but he is actually invested in every story. I met up with Tom last week to talk about everything from how he got started at NBC to Twitter.
Governor Walker, Candidate Romney and those who speak loudest for him are down on labor, down on their unions and union leaders. They are, in effect, down on the working man's right to band together and, to coin an expression, petition their bosses for a redress of their grievances.
Food Stamp Use,
Food Stamp Cuts,
Food Stamp Program,
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand,
The fact is that food stamps are an effective investment. For every dollar that's invested into the SNAP program, we get $1.71 back in return.
The idea of "regulating" the news media plays quite differently on the two sides of the Atlantic. In the U.S. it's unthinkable. But in Britain the notion that news media need grownup supervision is widely held and periodically attempted.
Conservative Political Action Conference,
National Rifle Association,
American Conservative Union,
The NRA's "Circus of Fear" depends on misinformation and myths to generate attacks on politicians who have the gall to address the gun violence that continues to destroy families and communities every day in America.
The biggest news in the kid-and-food world yesterday was an announcement in which Disney promised to phase out the advertising of junk food on its child-directed television channels, web sites and radio stations. The initiative should be enthusiastically applauded.
Like everyone else on the planet, I received my engraved invitation to participate in the recession. Normally, I send regrets to those kinds of offers.
Jerry Lee Lewis,
The Beach Boys,
Trend stories based on anecdotes or lazy statistics are bad enough. When extensive research by "experts" is involved, meaninglessness can rise to a higher -- or lower -- level of absurdity.
The story of Matt Woodrum's race and the kids who cheered him on is the story of an America where we lift each other up when we are struggling, where we cheer each other on even when we are slow.
The National Association of Broadcasters is betting it can overturn a victory that tens of thousands of people fought hard for, a rule change that met with near-universal support in the non-broadcast media and among public interest advocates.
Xbox LIVE users are more engaged with video news than MSNBC.com's desktop audience says Executive Producer, Stokes Young, in this video interview with Beet.TV While console users watch 12 clips per session on average, desktop audiences...
It is with profound satisfaction that I note the impending retirement of Neal Boortz after four decades in radio.