In our "after report," Reagan and Matalin discuss whether 2012 turned on Messina's GOTV or Obama's views on government and taxes? Did GOP lose because of messenger or message -- both? Or is it, as Chou en lai said of French Revolution, "too soon to tell?"
Spitzer and Clarke debate whether the monster storm smashed not just the Metro region but Mitt too. They agree that 'extreme weather' won't be an issue in Ohio this time but will and should be one in 2013. And does 7.9 percent = 270+ electoral votes?
This week I talked with filmmaker Ira Sachs about his new film, Keep the Lights On, which chronicles an emotionally and sexually charged journey of two men in New York City through love, friendship and addiction.
This week I talked with producer Josh Rosenzweig and director Keren Aronoff about their new documentary, Pride & Groom, which commemorates the first anniversary of marriage equality in the state of New York and comprises four one-hour specials.
Eliot Spitzer and Kellyanne Conway are asked: a) why did Obama got a 5 point "bounce" after both Conventions -- personality? policy? Michelle-Bill?; b) was Romney's attack on Obama during a foreign crisis a blip or blunder? Then: Are we "better off?" Are Chicago teachers and kids?
Dylan Mattingly by name. He's got a thing for Amelia Earhart, the famous pilot who disappeared 75 years ago near Howland Island in the...
Bill (the Walking-SOTU] Clinton scores arithmetically. VP Paul (Bunyon) tells tall tales. Clint more memorable than Mitt. Kerry asks, "Is OBL better off today?" And POTUS thinks like lawyer, speaks like preacher, jokes like stand-up. Bounce: Romney +1, Obama +5, says Gallup.
While Mary gets on the Ryan Express, Ron calls him a "dishonest hypocrite." Is the race now Back-Forward -- Ozzie & Harriet vs. Modern Family? Also: She warns about voter fraud, but he says voter ID laws are suppressing minority vot...
This week our playlist includes music by Cowboy Junkies, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Judy Garland, Salt 'N' Pepa, Bob Schneider and more.
At this point, it stands as my favorite animated film of the year, and I was excited to get a chance to talk with its directors, Sam Fell and Chris Butler.
Spitzer and Matalin debate five new presidential ads -- which are telling, tasteless, true? Then, is Harry Reid a lying McCarthyite or brilliant Machiavellian on Romney's hidden taxes...and is Ryan right or merely far-right?
For the first time since he was brutally attacked by a Miami "zombie" who ripped off much of his face, Stuyvesant High graduate Ronald Poppo has spoken up about the incident. Well, a police interview he gave has gone online, thanks to CBS Miami and, fair warning, it is probably not something you want to read [PDF] (or listen to) over lunch. Show More Summary
This week we review music by Wilco, Whitney Houston, Sonny Sharrock, Count Basie, Gene Kelly, Joe Jackson and more.
Beyond Romney's hoof-in-mouth moment in London, Arianna and Torie Clarke clash over policies abroad, guns after Aurora, career vs. kids, and rape jokes.
Is GOP adopting a soft birtherism when it repeats that the American president doesn't understand the country that elected him?
If a candidate's slogan is "Believe in America", shouldn't he invest in America? And will GOP governors really turn down 100% funding to cover free riders at hospitals?
Was this week a political inflection point because of decisions on ACA, Arizona "papers please" and corporations as "people"?
Reagan & Matalin agree with Obama's new policy on young immigrants but then clash over why Romney doesn't. Is self-deportation politically self-immolating?
More than just a simple transcript of a museum show, the documentary Marina Abramovi?: The Artist is Present is its own, emotionally-charged experience.
You're entering the beyond-left-and-right-zone. From different angles, Eliot Spitzer and Torie Clarke agree that think Obama should be more positive, Romney renounce Trump, Bloomberg lay off minority youth, Assad squeezed more and Edwards not retried.