Viacom recently announced that its plan to create a gay and lesbian culture channel, co-managed by the gay-friendly MTV and Showtime networks, has been shelved. Here's one good reason: NBC's Bravo network is rapidly becoming the go-to gay channel.
The New York Times -- unrelenting champion of the underprivileged, mighty battler against all corporate evils, and vehement opponent of Republican tax cuts for the "rich and powerful" -- lives by a far more self-serving motto.
President Lyndon Johnson nearly four decades ago said that government programs would make the long-impoverished Summerhill neighborhood here a place of "spacious beauty and lively promise." Instead, it's become a place of boondoggles.
Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri, who tearfully changed her vote three weeks ago to pass the prescription drug subsidy bill by a single vote, sent a private memorandum Monday to House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert. What about my payoff, she asked, of a vote to permit re-import of cheaper drugs?
In a new 30-minute fundraising infomercial Jerry Springer informally announced his intention to run for the Senate from Ohio.
His vote against the Medicare legislation in the House of Representatives nearly sunk the bill. Sponsors had to hold the vote open more than an hour to persuade other Republicans to come on board so they could eke out a one-vote victory.
Rather than focus on the future of Iraq, administration critics - who include Democratic presidential candidates desperate to bring down Bush's still high approval ratings... - concentrate on who said and did what about evidence that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.
Decades of lecturing around America and of speaking with parents on my radio show have led me to an incredible conclusion: More American parents would be upset with their teenage children if they smoked a cigarette than if they cheated on a test.
Somewhere, probably in Iraq, Saddam Hussein is gloating. He can only be gratified by the feeding frenzy of recriminations, second-guessing and political power-plays that are currently assailing his nemeses: President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
While American soldiers are dying in Iraqi ambushes and a new Iraqi governing council is taking root -- that is, while life, real and occasionally bitter, goes on -- the plaintiffs lawyer who wants to be our president is talking like, what else, a plaintiffs lawyer.
With federal budget deficits rising, pressure is on once again to enact a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
One way to size up a local community is to buy its local paper. So I did, forking over $5 for a newspaper originally priced at 4 cents.
The CIA's decision to send retired diplomat Joseph C. Wilson to Africa in February 2002 to investigate possible Iraqi purchases of uranium was made routinely at a low level without Director George Tenet's knowledge. Remarkably, this produced a political firestorm that has not yet subsided.
In an era when so many uninformed people act as if they know it all, it is refreshing to get requests from people who want to educate themselves on particular subjects or just to get the basic education that they feel they missed when they were in school or college.
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