Many of us have grown weary of the partisan hyperbole and tone of television news reporting. At the risk of dating myself, I can remember a time when CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite was declared the most trusted person in America.
To many Americans, the process of proposing, passing and implementing the Affordable Care Act has amounted to a game of political power and survival. This week hardened that perception as one senator and one president ran plays to breath life into Obamacare.
I interviewed top 100 defense attorneys in America-ranked Chicago attorney Sam Adam Jr., who defended former governor Rod Blagojevich, on my radio show, asking him to compare the Blagojevich case with Chris Christie's situation, from a defense and prosecution perspective.
As the eminent legal scholar John Henry Wigmore famously expressed, cross examination is "the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth." But when it comes to emails or texts, they tend to speak for themselves.
For anyone with an interest in politics or government, the unfolding saga of Bridgegate is mesmerizing. What has escaped any real analysis is the question of what the New York-New Jersey Port Authority actually does and how it affects real people every day.
Yes, if Ms. Kelly did indeed, as appears, call for lane closures on the George Washington, she should have been gone from the governor's staff and held accountable, but by the option of resignation, not humiliation.
What is most devastating to Chris Christie is that his press conference and his denials completely destroy his unique brand because they directly contradict it. I believe that this kind of a mea culpa statement would have saved that very powerful brand that had everyone thinking of him in 2016.