February 6, 2005
Re "The Liberal Beast Meets Mr. Right," commentary, Feb. 4: I am going to be 40 in three days, though I fear if I keep reading articles such as Tom Blankley's I am not going to make it. When is this vitriolic mudslinging going to stop? I'm a lefty as well as being a Democrat, I'm not a big fan of Arianna Huffington, and I don't always see eye to eye with Robert Scheer, but man, this guy turned me off. He's starting a new job with a fresh pair of boxing gloves, but no promise of truly thought-provoking debate.
June 23, 1996 |
There's mirth in Tony Blankley's baritone as he settles into his roost near the House speaker's office. Winston Churchill scowls from a poster that reads, "Deserve Victory," Dionysian maidens rumba on the walls, and barbarous Newt-isms are regularly shorn of thorns. "Yesterday was great," the former child actor says, grinning.
January 26, 2005
New voice: Tony Blankley, editorial page editor of the Washington Times, will join the regular lineup of pundits on the public-affairs radio program "Left, Right & Center," heard Fridays at 2:30 and 7 p.m. on KCRW-FM (89.9). New hip: Country star Roy Clark, 71, will have hip replacement surgery next month and will cancel about two dozen performances so he can recuperate, his publicist said Tuesday.
December 25, 1995 |
Army Reserve Capt. Lynda Davis, the wife of House Speaker Newt Gingrich's press secretary, will not take part in the Bosnia peacekeeping mission after all. Davis, 46, wife of Tony Blankley and mother of their two young sons, said she was released from active duty for medical reasons and returned home from Ft. Benning, Ga., on Saturday night. "I've been very sick for the last three months," Davis said in a telephone interview.
June 24, 1996 |
Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala blamed Republican governors Sunday for failing to press for a bipartisan welfare proposal acceptable to President Clinton. Shalala said GOP governors, the majority of the National Governors' Assn., let the group's bipartisan proposal be swept away by Republican leaders in Congress. "They had a chance for a bipartisan effort, and they walked away from it," Shalala said.
March 2, 1996 |
The House Ethics Committee has issued extensive subpoenas in the investigation of Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), seeking to learn who controlled and marketed his federally subsidized college course. The subpoenas indicate that the committee's outside counsel, James Cole, wants every detail about the course to determine whether it was a proper tax-exempt activity.