Published May 21, 2012
There appears to be a decidedly political spin in the choices that President Obama, his wife and members of his administration have made in selecting from many invitations where to deliver commencement speeches this year.
Published May 10, 2012
Little happens by accident in the Obama White House, or the Obama reelection campaign for that matter. Contrary to what many in the news media would have us believe, President Obama's gay marriage announcement was carefully planned and timed.
Published January 19, 2012
If Gingrich survives this latest eruption on the moral-character front, and somehow emerges the GOP nominee, he will get his wish to debate President Obama.
Published January 11, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman bills himself as an American optimist. He believes voters respond positively to his appeal once he gets them to sit down and listen. Given his finish ahead of rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, he is eager to battle on in unfamiliar territory where his bankroll is small and the odds are long.
Published May 19, 2011
No one was happier to see Trump opt out of the 2012 presidential race than President Obama. Had Trump joined the race, he would have driven the president nuts with his pithy one-liners aimed at what he apparently sees as Obama’s oversized vanity and inept management.
Published April 08, 2011
President George W. Bush was at the center of most news coverage of Iraq, positive or negative. Not so for President Obama and Afghanistan.
Published March 09, 2011
David was one of those who believed in, and lived, the simple definition of the word “reporter.” – You go places other people don’t go, meet people other people don’t meet and come back and tell everyone what you saw and heard.
Published March 03, 2011
First ladies have huge influence as public role models and advocates for various causes, drawing huge media and public attention to them. They also have enormous power through their behind-the-scenes closeness to the president
Published February 25, 2011
As President Obama and congressional Republicans and Democrats battle for home turf advantage in the Budget Bowl, the National Football League is locked in a Money Bowl of its own, pitting billionaire owners vs. millionaire players in a bitter pay dispute that could kill the 2011 season. What are we to do?
Published January 27, 2011
The jolt that came from Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank's proposal for a Palin moratorium is not so much that he singled out the former Republican vice presidential candidate for shunning, but that as a journalist, he would want to shun anyone or any topic at all. Journalists are taught that we provide information without fear or favor.