Criminal trials are supposed to be about the facts and the law. The corruption trial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich will be about neither.
Illinois is one example of government gone amok and it is the citizens of the state who are left paying for the corruption every day through a "corruption tax."
Governor Quinn wants to take the option to borrow again to get through another year. Common sense dictates that borrowing on top of borrowing will eventually lead to bankruptcy.
Politicians have always been an ethically challenged bunch. It's gotten to be a competition to see who can shock America the most with their depraved behavior.
Somewhere along the line, the distinction between reality shows, reality television and news has become incredibly blurred. I'm in the business and sometimes can't make sense of it all.
With St. Patrick's Day coming our thoughts turn to our favorite Irish whiskey, a peaty rarity for Ireland, The Connemara Single Malt.
Sadly, not every episode of Survivor can be as much fun as last week's dynamite combination of Voldepussy's crying jag and James dripping baby oil.
We opened this week with Voldetool (Ex-Coach Wade for any new readers), going into a ridiculous emotional tailspin because Sandra had dared to point out that he was a lazy, mouth-running, idiot.
Last night Rod Blagojevich returned to his alma mater, Northwestern, and to a crowd as skeptical as it was curious to hear how he would defend his legacy in a panel discussion on politics.
I wanted to tell you that you're a paragon of journalists. Not for a moment have you revealed even the tiniest hint of emotion on your face. However, Bob, it's time to break up with your plastic surgeon.
Cops and prisons, drugs and guns, McDonald's and Wal-Mart ... these were the replacement economies America had to offer in her postindustrial age if you couldn't get a college degree.
A recount in the Illinois Republican gubernatorial primary could take weeks or even months, shattering party unity and undermining their best shot at the Governor's Mansion in more than a decade.
"I don't know, maybe it's this whole post-racial thing this country is going through, but when I see Rod Blagojevich on TV I have to basically remind myself that, hey, here's a black guy," he said. "I mean, it's so weird."
Blago was in the midst of asking me about my children. I mentioned that my eldest had graduated from college. "Find her daughter a job," he said. Blago seemed delighted with himself.
Michael Steele tries to appeal to the Republican base through racial slurs, saying: "Our platform is one of the best political documents that's been written in the last 25 years. Honest Injun on that."
2010 is about coming to grips, getting our digits dirty, and backing it up with more than just flags and ribbons.