Democracy dies in darkness, so please turn on the freakin' camera lights!

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These are difficult times for America’s journalists, and not just because it’s been such a struggle to replace the failed business... Read more

The real problem with anger in U.S. politics? There's not enough

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I’ve spent a lot of my brooding moments recently brooding about this: The role of civility — and, conversely, anger — in... Read more

Trump again shows his mastery … of misdirection and fraud

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The day was rapidly becoming a day of disaster for the Republican Party and, thus, for President Trump. It started in late morning, as details... Read more

The Dems look lost. Could a mustachioed ironworker from Wisconsin save them?

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It’s a long rebuilding process. Good things are coming — but 2017 is not the year, not yet. Yes, there are some retreads and some... Read more

7 seconds. That's how long it took to kill a compliant black man carrying a legal gun

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I was going to write something else tonight, but suddenly the idiocy of a Democratic senator from West Virginia doesn’t seem particularly... Read more

I just drove coast-to-coast in 3.5 days. Here's what I learned

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LOS ANGELES — OK, so I wouldn’t call this a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream. And it wasn’t an excuse for... Read more

Yo, Comcast: Your guy at NBC News doesn't have a clue

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One of the perks of writing a newspaper column in a large city is that you get to entertain the delusion that the important folks in town read... Read more

While Trump scandal diverts, GOP is silently crushing American Dream

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Lordy, there's no such thing as a vacation when you live in Trumpville. OK, it's partly my fault -- no one ordered me to keep the TV set on... Read more