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The Ronni Chasen Tragedy: Why Did It Happen?

It’s still difficult to shake off the shock of seeing the headline "Ronni Chasen Gunned Down in Beverly Hills." Images of mobster Bugsy Siegel as portrayed by Warren Beatty in the film "Bugsy” come to mind when you think of…

Nov 18, 2010

With Conan Debuting on TBS, Here’s the Real Reason He’s No Longer on NBC Right After Stations’ Late News. And What Conan Should Really Be Doing

Conan O’Brien’s debut onTBS on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, coincides with my just having finished New York Times national media correspondent Bill Carter’s book “The War For Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy,” which hit bookstores…

Nov 8, 2010

The Puzzling Failure of Obama and the Democrats: How We Suffered For Our Sanity. How We Tried To Set Them Free. They Would Not Listen. They Did Not Know How. Perhaps They’ll Listen Now. (But Don’t Count on It)

Now that the entire frickin’ nation has yelled and screamed through their ballot boxes—except for us loons here in California–perhaps Obama will get it, but I’m not optimistic. [Aside: How do I know we’re looney tunes out here? Well, how…

Nov 3, 2010