Tribune Co. Sale Closer?

28 November 2006 |permalink | email article

The kabuki dance between embattled Tribune Co. and would-be media buyers continues as the Chicago-based media giant announced yesterday it would delay a decision on an asset sale until the first quarter of next year instead of the end… read full story

People’s Tribune?

26 November 2006 |permalink | email article

Newly re-elected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, hailed Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press“ as offering important political lessons that can be drawn from the results in California and the Republican rout which could be decisive for both parties in 2008,… read full story

Baghdad, 2003

23 November 2006 |permalink | email article

On Sunday the war in Iraq will surpass World War II in duration. The United States is losing this one and, as Henry Kissinger reminds us, “democracy is out of reach.” So it is not surprising that the Bush… read full story

Kerry’s wishful thinking

19 November 2006 |permalink | email article

It’s hard to imagine that after his past pratfalls John Kerry still sees himself as a viable presidential contender.

But yesterday he told “Fox News Sunday” that he’s still considering a second run for the White House in 2008,… read full story

Insights on Villaraigosa

19 November 2006 |permalink | email article

A must-read article in Sunday’s Los Angeles Daily News describes Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s rise from poverty to political power.

By Tony Castro, a former Herald-Examiner columnist and now a Daily News feature writer, the well researched piece offers a… read full story

Pelosi: Lesson Learned?

18 November 2006 |permalink | email article

Even before she takes up the gavel as the unanimously elected new speaker of the House, the reputation of Nancy Pelosi among Democrats, and in the larger world of American politics, is damaged. 

The odds were that the… read full story

Pelosi’s First Moves

13 November 2006 |permalink | email article

Speaker-To-Be Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco values personal loyalty and personality preferences as major political attributes. She has scheduled the party leadership election for Thursday, just three days before House members return to Washington.

The initial belief was… read full story

LAT’s Uncertain Future

11 November 2006 |permalink | email article

The Tribune Co. rift with the L.A. Times,, described as a “media match plagued by a clash of media cultures,” continues to be tumultuous. Read as Chicago vs. L.A.

A Wall Street Journal front-page headline Friday, noting the… read full story

Is Barbara Boxer next?

10 November 2006 |permalink | email article

In a sit-down with reporters late this week in Mexico a relaxed Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked whether he would challenge Sen. Barbara Boxer, a possibility I posted the day after his landslide re-election.

“How should I answer that?” the… read full story

After Arnold: 2010 Chatter

10 November 2006 |permalink | email article

With Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger easily winning re-election for his final term, irrepressible media and groupie pundits are already wildly speculating about potential gubernatorial candidates for the open seat in 2010.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Assembly Speaker,… read full story

How Arnold Won

07 November 2006 |permalink | email article

As my post observed the day after the June California primary, emerging centrist Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “political dream came true” in getting Phil Angelides as his general election opponent.

The Republican governor’s landslide win Tuesday only confirmed all primary polling… read full story

Exit polls and media leaks

05 November 2006 |permalink | email article

Will the wrong calls and leaked information that has confused coverage of the last three national elections, notably the 2004 Bush-Kerry presidential race when the challenger reportedly led in early exit polls, be repeated again on Tuesday?

No, insist… read full story

Decision ‘06

04 November 2006 |permalink | email article

“It is one thing for the majority of Americans to think that Rumsfeld has failed. But when the nation’s military leaders start to break publicly with their defense secretary, then it is clear that he is losing control of… read full story

Bush vs. Kerry: Round Two

02 November 2006 |permalink | email article

It was déjà vu all over again Monday. The 2004 presidential campaign resurfaced with a harsh words between the White House and John Kerry over the senator’s remarks to a group of Southern California college students that those unable… read full story

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