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
Don’t like the Message? Shoot the Messenger
Shooting the messenger is not merely a literary metaphor for punishing the bearer of bad news. Lately it seems to be the way that those in power, whether it be … Continue reading
The Casey Anthony Trial: Can Justice Be Served in Center Ring of the Media Big Top?
The Casey Anthony case is over. Hours will be spent by the nauseating Nancy Graces and dishwater dull Dr. Drews of the world rehashing why Ms. Anthony missed her place … Continue reading
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
Mr. Obama, Our Grown-Up-In-Chief
The moniker “No Drama Obama” has long-since evaporated from the political dialogue, but that maturity and statesmanship that brought an end to a generation of political drama queens, from Reagan … Continue reading
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
Is the First Amendment Safe When the Message Owns the Media?
Is there a First Amendment right to cover sports news? American sports do not seem like the place for a show-down on the freedom of the press, but that is … Continue reading
Dick Cheney: Through the Cracked Moral Compass, Darkly
Should it be surprising that Dick Cheney, the guy who is the chief architect of the morally and ethically bankrupt Bush Administration policies on everything from the Iraq War to … Continue reading