Countdown Update

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson In case you weren’t one of the 300,000 to sign the Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s petition, (I wasn’t, either) you may be surprised to know that Keith Olbermann will be back on MSNBC Tuesday night, after a two-night suspension without pay. His sin was contributing just before the Nov. 2 election […]

On Journalistic Ethics

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Keith Olbermann, the host of Countdown on MSNBC five nights a week, has been suspended without pay for an undetermined period. There’s no denying that he violated the ethical code of NBC, his employer. Last week he sent contributions of $2,400, the most one can give a candidate, to three Democrats […]

The Third Ring

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson If you’ve finished digesting the two-ring circus that yielded results for the House and Senate in Tuesday’s elections, I’d like to draw your attention to the third ring, where contests for governor have taken place. Thirty-seven states elected governors this year. This is the largest number of gubernatorial contests ever in […]

What’s Next?

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Yesterday’s election results left no doubt that  economic recovery is #1 on the voters’ agenda.  Here’s a rule politicians would do well to memorize: When people aren’t thinking with their hormones, they’re thinking with their wallets. Now we have a House of Representatives that thinks the way to recovery consists of […]