Terri Schiavo

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    Why is Michele Bachmann up by just 3 points in the conservative Sixth?

    Maybe it's because people think she's funny, and not the kind of funny where you're laughing with.

  • Arts

    October 26, 2005

    No Taste, More Filling

    Caleb and Katy McEwen score with a button-pushing satire

  • Books

    October 19, 2005

    Job Had It Easy

    Good Grief: Joan Didion tries to write about loss without losing it

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2005

    The aftermath of Katrina in punditry

    A week after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, we've heard from politicians, pundits, survivors, aid workers, and editorialists. Here are just a few of the notable comments coming out of the tragedy... "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." -- Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2005


    A word from--and about--Cindy Sheehan One of the stranger facets of modern reporting is the advent of the media teleconference. A press release shows up in a reporter's e-mail inbox, usually putting forth an expert on an issue of the day. There's a 1-800 number to call at a designated time, with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2005
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2005

    This week in CP: the Democrats versus Howard Dean

    Tomorrow--or later today, if you're a City Pages newsletter will be posting this week's cover story about Howard Dean and his futile quest to point the Democratic party in a new direction. Meantime, despite the many efforts of his own party to shut Dean up, the DNC chairman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2005

    Anti-abortion convention to be held in Bloomington

    The National Right to Life Committee's 33rd annual convention will take place at the Bloomington Sheraton June 16th through the 18th. The event will be held in conjunction with the NRLC Youth Outreach program, which is designed to "educate teens and students about pro-life issues." (Notice they don' ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 4, 2005
  • Movies

    April 20, 2005

    Backwards and Forwards

    Any way you look at it, Todd Solondz's 'Palindromes' is a pip

  • Columns

    April 13, 2005


    Myth and life and the dark side

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2005

    Pesky Constitution still causing problems

    Texas Republican blames "judicial activism" for courthouse violence We thought that a defendant without a viable defense and a deranged man were behind the courthouse killing of a judge and bystanders in Atlanta and of a Chicago judge's mother and husband. But Sen. John Cornyn apparently knows bette ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2005

    The O'Hannity Factor

    How Terri Schiavo became big news

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2005

    The O'Hannity Factor: how Terri Schiavo became big news

    The O'Hannity Factor: how Terri Schiavo became big news The anatomy of a made story by Steve Perry, with additional reporting by Molly Priesmeyer No right-to-die case has ever attracted the kind of media saturation coverage that the Terri Schiavo case received. Not even Karen Ann Quinlan, the first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2005

    Terri comes alive!

    Jim Walsh sent along this link to Terri Schiavo's record collection. If bad taste is truly timeless, this link will never die.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2005

    Our long national media nightmare is over

    Our long national media nightmare is over Now back to our regularly scheduled media nightmares: Terri Schiavo dies, market for pictures of praying children plummets Terri Schiavo expired this morning; now commences the last great convulsion in the drama: the "last days" stories about her family and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2005

    Norm ... uh ... "feels" their pain

    Guess exactly whose pain?   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2005 FOR MORE INFORMATIONAndy Brehm (202) 224-5641     STATEMENT FROM SENATOR NORM COLEMAN REGARDING THE DEATH OF TERRI SCHIAVO    ?I am very saddened by Terri Schiavos death. Her courageous struggle to live has come to an end. I wan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2005

    Ask Google, bonus round:
    Who's your iconic daddy?

    There are icons, and then there are icons Britney icon 550,000 returnsElvis icon 496,000"George W. Bush" icon 372,000"Michael Jackson" icon 334,000 "Brad Pitt" icon 265,000"Paris Hilton" icon 231,000"Terri Schiavo" icon 173,000"George Washington" icon 170,000"Martin Luther King [Jr. ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 30, 2005
  • Blogs

    March 29, 2005

    Terri Schiavo prayers answered--with direct mail and spam

    Schindler's List: cash donor info to be sold by direct-marketing firm The NYT reports that a right-wing direct-marketing firm, with the permission of Terri Schiavo's parents, is selling a list of donors to her cause to other conservative political action groups. Plus: America's next top autopsy--M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2005

    Friday morning news cruise

    Sending messages; the Bushes and the Schiavos; the apostasy of Dick Day In the Strib: Following the lead of the WashPost story we linked yesterday, Chuck Haga offers a new way to misunderstand the story of Jeff Weise: Prozac; T-Paw to attend three Red Lake funerals (message: he cares); more student ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2005

    An explanation for Bush's silence on Red Lake

    Noting that President Bush was willing to cut his vacation short to intervene in the Terry Schiavo case, some Native Americans are expressing irritation over the president's extended silence on the subject of the shootings at Red Lake. Most likely, Bush will offer some token condolence in his Saturd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2005

    Red Lake shootings update:
    media coverage notes and links

    10 dead, 12 injured in northern Minnesota rez town; complete text of shooter's retrievable posts at Nazi chatboard [posted at 8:36 a.m., updated at 11:45 a.m., 12:40 p.m.] About the shooter: Jeff Weise, reportedly a sophomore at Red Lake High, was the grandson of a tribal police officer named Daryl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2005

    ABC News poll: Schiavo circus not playing in Peoria

    Whopping margins oppose Congressional actions, favor removal of feeding tube This morning ABC News released a poll concerning the Terri Schiavo case. Some of the findings: 63 percent of respondents favor removal of the feeding tube; 70 percent say it's inappropriate for Congress to involve itself i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2005

    Friday 3/18 news cruise

    BETTER ROADS AND CHEAPER RITALIN In the Strib: Pawlenty announces plan to import European as well as Canadian pharmaceuticals; state to proceed with quarter-billion-dollar 35W/Crosstown 62 highway reconstruction project in '06; assault charges dropped against naked Minneapolis man who had his unit c ... More >>