Monthly Archives: April 2009

Say it ain’t so, Dr. Joe! (And More Specter fallout)

Leading the news today is Dr. Joe Biden’s medical advice, issued on the Today show, that people should avoid riding in airplanes, or taking the subway, or using other forms of mass transit.  Never mind that health officials don’t agree … Continue reading

Parsing the Press Conference (Abbreviated Version)

I was not able to live blog Obama’s third press conference because my son’s track meet ran long (he ran fast, however!).  I’m hoping many of you saw it, and can pass along your reactions in the comments section.  I … Continue reading

Thank God for Arlen Specter

Senator Arlen Specter’s decision to caucus with the Democrats has, temporarily, pushed the “100 days” storyline into the background, and for that we should all be grateful. (For my sole media effort to correct the  misperception that 100 days matter, … Continue reading

How to Deal With Premature Evaluation

Perhaps inevitably, and despite my warnings (hard to believe journalists don’t listen to me!), the media is poised to inundate us with an orgy of stories regarding Obama’s first 100 Days as President. As my colleague Amy Yuen pointed out … Continue reading

Would You Let Your Daughter Spend a “Day” With This Man?

According to media reports (see here), the Clintons are auctioning off a “day” with Bill Clinton as a fundraising event intended to pay down Hillary’s campaign debt. Can you imagine your daughter spending a day with that man?  I imagine … Continue reading