TV as noise is generally harmless except for the dull malaise it often induces. But Fox News as noise has much larger ramifications.
Instead of supporting legislation to solve the jobs crisis, right-wing pundits and politicians are encouraging this gloom by claiming America is in "decline." These critics are cynical and wrong.
What has been lost in public discourse is the use of hard facts to make the point we want to get across. Reporting is too often simply the restating of what someone else says without checking the facts.
President Obama's powerful speech on the budget alternated between urging members of both parties to work together - citing bipartisan support f...
While politics appear to be as divisive in nature as ever, Americans have managed to reach a consensus around one concept: government is broken.
Who can argue that cable TV teems with killer comedy? I mean, have you watched CNN, MSNBC or FOX News channels lately?
Many say that it is thoughtless, even reckless to blame an entire political movement for the actions of men like Breivik or Dr. Tiller's killer. I am inclined to agree. But it is just as reckless to dismiss these men as simply crazed.
Arianna & Mary debate whether voter ID laws declare war on fraud or voters, and is the debt ceiling a manufactured crisis? Can O'Reilly complain about "Christian Extremism" after fretting "Muslim Extremism"?
The idea that Murdoch would have so little knowledge of the problems facing News of World is preposterous on its face given facts readily available to anyone with access to Google.
Jon Stewart is a true genius. But he's a comic genius. And without even being a true journalist he brilliantly managed to do what no one else has done: get Fox to admit that it's a politically biased television network.
Bill O'Reilly is still picking fights with rappers, but it feels like his heart's not in it.
Despite his insistence to the contrary, I believe New Jersey Gov. Chris Chris is certain to enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
"I'm like a shot a Levittown right in your ass, like a B-12 -- boom." Those were Jon Stewart's last words to Bill O'Reilly in his guest appearance on Monday night's O'Reilly Factor in a virtuoso duel where comedy eviscerated farce.
Jon Stewart will debate Bill O'Reilly tomorrow night about the Obama administration's decision to invite rapper Common to participate in a poetry reading at the White House last week.
His fundamental premise was that if you are not afraid of hell, you are going to do whatever you want. I believe that true and authentic faith should motivate us to love -- never to fear.
There is clearly room to increase taxes on higher earners. But instead of attempting to increase top marginal rates to extremely high levels, let's utilize the Alternative Minimum Tax to move the effective and marginal rates closer together.