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Citizens United Breaches the Levees of Democracy: Will We, the People Defend America?

The American political system has been breached like the Ninth Ward in New Orleans by a judicial-activist Katrina: The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  Super PACs and billionaires are flooding … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Elephant Droppings: The Far Right’s 10 Most Wanted

Power. That’s the name of the game in Republican politics. Not principle. Not vision.  Who are the core players in that power game?  t2P has combed several lists of ‘key’ … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 12 Comments

Romney Wins in Iowa and New Hampshire Miss Mandate Mark

The public face of the Romney campaign is projecting power and trying to coalesce the GOP faithful around him. Privately, both the candidate and the GOP have to be worried. … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ugly America

That we have the kind of crass, horrific incivility in our polarized politics, and our Right-intimidated media, is not surprising.  What is sad, shocking, and somber, is the conduct of … Continue reading

November 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Eric Cantor’s Shorts and Other Ethical Tales of GOP “Shameless Craven Unprincipled Partisan Hackery”

Eric Cantor’s shorts were exposed earlier this week.  No, the Republican Congressman from the 7th District of Virginia isn’t having a Weiner moment.  He’s doing something far worse: Betting against … Continue reading

July 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

Keith Olbermann Announces His Return to TV

Olbermann has not lost one sardonic step. His FOK News Channel (Friends of Keith) made the announcement yesterday, including the show’s new name and when it will air. All that … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · 1 Comment

Barack Obama & The Nine-Headed Serpent of D.C.

President Obama’s stab at changing government is a lot like Heracles’ famed battle with the Hydra of Lerna, a nine-headed serpent with poisonous breath. Every time Mr. Obama proposes cutting … Continue reading

January 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Can We Separate Television News from the Game Show Mentality?

American television news is returning to its roots as an information wasteland. Pretty faces with largely empty heads read teleprompters and mug for the camera. A dollop of information surrounded … Continue reading

November 26, 2009 · Leave a comment

Corporate Jets and Executive Compensation May Not Be All Bad – A Media House Cleaning

In the media, our job is to identify people and issues worthy of your attention, and crystallize the complex so the average Joe “gets it.” Sometimes though, the media sets … Continue reading

April 8, 2009 · Leave a comment

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