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Barack Obama Would Be an American Citizen Even if Born in Kenya, So Why Does the Media Keep Fanning the Story?

Michael Russnow | Posted 10.25.2012 | Media
Michael Russnow

Even if Barack Obama were born in Kenya (which I don't believe to be the case) the president still would have been a U.S. citizen at birth, because his mother was an American, a fact which nobody to this date denies.

Charlie Sheen's Rant: Maybe it's Time to Stop Channeling Mel Gibson

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Heretofore, I have never been a Charlie Sheen fan nor have I disliked him. I've been disappointed as have many others with his apparent shallow lifes...

Young Actors in TV Roles: Why Can't a Teenager Be Played by a Real Teen?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

There's no reason why they can't find talented 18- to 20-year-old actors to play angst-ridden roles. It would make the stories that much more credible as the actors age in the course of the series length.

Black Swan: A Must See Even if Ballet Ain't Your Thing

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Black Swan is wrapped together in a wonderful package by director Darren Aronofsky to such an extent that you are gripped from almost the beginning right until the captivating end.

Survivor Nicaragua: Yes, Fabio, There Is a Santa Claus!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

With Christmas coming, isn't it great when a miracle occurs? Judson Birza (aka Fabio on the latest edition of CBS' Survivor Nicaragua) managed to sta...

The Fighter May Not Win Oscars, but It Ought to As the Best Fight Film Since Rocky

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

I'm not a boxing fan, but when it's part of a good story my heart races. That's how I felt encountering Rocky many years ago, and the experience was matched at a screening of The Fighter.

ASUS Computer Products: Customer Service Ranges From Non-Existent to Unacceptable

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

ASUS is a Taiwanese company that hit it big in the United States. It had been mostly known for computer parts, and in 2007 decided to build computers...

Hell's Kitchen's Gordon Ramsay: It's All About Taste, and His Is no Better Than Ours

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

I take issue with Gordon Ramsay's presumption that he knows better than most about whether food has good taste. If something is truly better it should be apparent.

The GOP Won Big, but the Media Has Mischaracterized the Story

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

In the aftermath of Tuesday's election, the media has made it appear that all is lost -- the Tea Party is in control, because this narrative keeps us glued to our seats either with delight or fury. Now, the facts.

The Election of 2010: Obama Needs Marc Antony to Set it Right

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

There's still time to stop the madness and give the leaders we elected the proper time frame to accomplish what needs to be done.

Cutting Meat and Switching Hands to Eat: It's the American Way, Though Not in Films or TV

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

A relatively small percentage of Americans eat a la the Europeans. Yet almost all the movies I've lately been watching show American characters eating the "continental" way. The question is why?

Honorary Academy Awards: Memo to Tom Sherak, the Separate Ceremony Is a Travesty!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Motion Picture Academy does an injustice, not only to the recipients but to their fans, by continuing its new policy of presenting honorary Oscars at a special function in November instead of the ceremony next February.

Obama's Big Question: To Go or Not to Go, Copenhagen That is

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Obama is not a miracle maker, but he will have at least tried to win the IOC bid. And during it all, he and the government will continue in any necessary actions.

Letterman's Running Gag About Crashing Obama/Oprah Dinner on Martha's Vineyard: Hasn't Dave Heard Teddy Kennedy Died?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael Russnow

David Letterman continued joking about not being invited to dinner with Oprah and Obama in Martha's Vineyard even after he knew the president was delivering a eulogy for Ted Kennedy on Saturday.

Citigroup Proposed Reverse Stock Split: Didn't They Learn Any Lessons from AIG?

Michael Russnow | Posted 11.11.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

For God's sake, let the company continue to mend and slowly work its way back to financial health without methods that are historically unhelpful to the stock value.

Obama Backtracks Calling Police Action Stupid: Was It Moderation or Is Obama Becoming the First Wimp?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

The fact that our president won't stand behind his words when they become controversial makes me quite concerned about his future.