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Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 9:00am
    From a mass media perspective, let’s look at what brought us Donald Trump.     Once upon a time we had television networks that were truly mass media – they had something for everybody, and none of it...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 8:00am
    The Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week was a pudding without a theme, except for one mantra that tumbled out of the mouths of every Republican from top to bottom. If you say that you're worried about Trump'...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 7:00am
    There. He came out and said it. "I alone," Donald Trump averred in his speech Thursday night accepting the Republican nomination for president, can save America, save the world, save you.     Rarely in...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 6:00am
    Political conventions used to be celebratory affairs. But in Cleveland this week, the most reliable source of good cheer has been Republicans' collective fantasy of putting Hillary Clinton behind bars.     First...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 5:00am
    There is shade. And then, there are intricately constructed avenues of shade so dense that entire shadow-loving plants germinate, sprout and flourish at triple speed.     The latter is what Michelle Obama cast in the...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 4:00am
    Say what you will about Donald Trump's sinister speech at the Republican National Convention, it achieved one of its primary goals: Trump now owns the mantle of "change" in this election.     Trump...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 3:00am
    As the Democratic National Convention convenes in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton faces many widely reported challenges. She is generally not trusted, and the majority of Americans tend to repeat what has now become a cliche invented...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 2:00am
    Only a few minutes into Donald Trump's acceptance speech Thursday night, he started his familiar attacks on the media:     "If you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully crafted lies and the media...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 1:00am
    Like most presidential nominees, Hillary Clinton said that, in contemplating her choice of a running mate, she was looking for the most qualified person to take over the presidency if necessary. In picking Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:00am
    In his bid for the White House, Donald Trump is playing many roles: law-and-order strongman, sky’s-the-limit builder, dealmaker extraordinaire. But perhaps none is more emphatic than all-American patriot.    ...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:00pm
    When it comes to metadata, is turnabout fair play? The New Jersey Supreme Court will decide that question in a fiendishly clever case brought by a libertarian who is demanding the e-mail logs of town officials under the state's...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:00pm
    Hillary Clinton's campaign and its supporters are linking Donald Trump to President Vladimir Putin. This must make the Russian president chuckle. After all, he accused Clinton of inciting protests in Moscow in 2011.  ...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 9:00pm
    After a raucous Republican convention nominated the very conservative Barry Goldwater in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson's campaign ran an advertisement quoting William Scranton, Pennsylvania's moderate governor, describing...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Any hopes that Donald Trump would soften his image and rhetoric upon becoming the Republican presidential nominee were dashed by his acceptance speech declaring himself "the law-and-order candidate."    ...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Donald Trump's botched convention made Hillary Clinton's task in Philadelphia easier. Not necessarily easy, but easier.     The Republicans' four days here were marked by disorganization, division and...
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