Well, people, what an incredibly long drop it's been since the electrifying National Geographic TV specials of my youth, whose mere opening theme notes would raise the hair on my neck.
During the holidays, there's no dearth of goodness in America. But after the New Year's ball drops, we go back to same old same old, where ordinary, everyday niceness is undervalued in our culture.
It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in God or which faith you follow if you do. Here's a question worth asking this holiday season: Would Jesus be an Occupy demonstrator? The Bible suggests that He would.
Once the media had moved on from the news that the Herman Cain train had finally stopped rolling, attention was turned to bigger and better (if less funny) things
The main target of this effort by the religious right is not an enemy looking to eliminate Christmas, as a word or a holiday. The real target is their existing audience of supporters.
Mitt Romney, the 1%'er who was born on 3rd base and thinks he hit a triple, apparently suffers from an entitlement disorder so profound that it makes him believe he can run for president of the United States and not be challenged to explain his positions.
Fox News's Megyn Kelly thinks cops pepper-spraying unresisting prisoners isn't so bad, because after all, it's "a food product, essentially." My advi...
Herman Cain, who has given contradictory explanations of his alleged sexual misconduct with two members of the National Restaurant Association, has spoken again to the issue.
The growing support for Occupy Wall Street suggests that the American people are more interested in substance and real economic issues than with cheap shots about drum circles, long hair and hygiene.
This week's news provided ample material for the late night shows. Below are my favorite late night clips of the week. What were yours?
The media is having a field day portraying the Occupy Wall Street protesters as a bunch of "dirty hippies." It's the conservative news outlet's count...
"We're the 99%" has helped shift media and public attention back to inequality and jobs. Matalin and Rosen debate whether it's more a hippie flash mob or Paris '68... and will the killing of al-Awlaki mean more Drones by more nations? Then: Slutwalks.
This past week, Herman Cain's campaign got unreasonably cocky, Chris Christie's campaign continued to not exist, and Sarah Palin's campaign remained u...
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.