FROM John Sutherland
Anna Nicole Smith, Lowbrow Gossip or Classic Fiction? The travails of Anna Nicole Smith --in life and death--have moved from the tabloids and cable TV to the Washington Post and New York Times . Media critics have wondered why the coverage now blankets all of journalism, from the sensational to the supposedly serious. John Sutherland, Professor of English Literature, says the Anna Nicole Smith story is, quite simply, the stuff of classic literature.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?