June 20, 2008
Six days after Tim Russert's death, his replacement on "Meet the Press" has been named -- at least for the coming Sunday. Brian Williams, the NBC anchor and Russert's longtime friend, will fill the moderator's chair. His guests will be Sens. Joe Biden (D-Del.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
October 1, 2009 |
-- Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: --- ABC's "This Week" - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and John Cornyn, R-Texas. --- CBS' "Face the Nation" - National security adviser James Jones; Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.; retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni; Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo. --- NBC's "Meet the Press" - Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. --- CNN's "State of the Union" - Jones; Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.; Gov. Jennifer...
November 19, 2012
Regarding the Nov. 15 news article " President, GOP spar over Benghazi ": The complaint of Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) against U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice seems to boil down to this: There is no such thing as the legendary "fog of war," so those who would offer tentative evaluations of catastrophic events should be omniscient and infallible. Ms. Rice was careful to say, in preface to her remarks in the days after the Benghazi incident, that her information was such as was known at the...
July 1, 2012
I found Dana Milbank's June 24 Sunday Opinion column, "No way, no how, no tax hikes," even more disheartening than many previous articles about the influence of anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, because I had thought that Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) were men of stature and integrity. As Mr. Milbank pointed out, they both backed off considerations of a tax increase after being visited by Mr. Norquist. Common sense and the good of the country apparently take a back seat to the power Mr. Norquist wields over his...
April 26, 2013 |
HIGHLIGHTS Saturday evening, C-SPAN broadcasts coverage of the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (at 6:15), featuring the event's entertainment, comic Conan O'Brien, along with remarks from President Obama; CNN's coverage starts at 9. Lifetime Original Movie "A Sister's Revenge" (Lifetime at 8) doesn't tell us why this woman wants revenge, but it starts with her seducing a happily married restaurateur. Kathie Lee Gifford performs a musical number on "Smash" (NBC at 9)
April 24, 2013 |
The political response to the Boston Marathon bombings suggests that we live in an age of shrink-wrapped, prepackaged opinions. When something new comes along, we hasten to squeeze it into whatever framework we were carrying around with us a day, a month or a year before. When the ghastly news from Boylston Street first hit, there was an immediate divide between those who were sure the attack was a form of Islamic terrorism and those just as convinced that it was organized by domestic, right-wing extremists.