About Derek McGinty

Derek McGinty is a journalist, an award-winning interviewer and a commentator. He got his first job on the air back in 1984 at WHUR radio in Washington DC. From there he went to WAMU-FM where he launched a nationally syndicated daytime talk show on NPR. By the end of the century he’d been a correspondent on the CBS broadcast Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

Obama should take the money

I am frankly flabbergasted by all this righteous indignation on the left about President Obama and his 400-thousand dollar speaking fee. Senator and leading progressive Bernie Sanders says the ex-president getting paid so much…quote just doesn’t look good…and is in his words.. distasteful. Fellow progressive senator Elizabeth Warren says she’s troubled by it. Really?? Cause [...]

By | 2017-08-22T20:33:42+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Editorial, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Obama should take the money

Bye bye Circus

Whenever I’m tempted to get all nostalgic when something old and cherished is about to go the way of all flesh/things…. I always pull up short and ask myself a question: when was the last time I or anyone I know actually went there? In the case of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey circus [...]

By | 2017-08-22T20:44:19+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Editorial|1 Comment

He can’t fix it and neither can you. Trump Broke all the Rules, So are the rules all broken? Did the President’s unorthodox campaign and election win permanently change the game? Gosh, I hope not.

My old man used to have a saying…. If it was easy…everyone would do it. Its an ancient truism that would certainly seem to apply to our still fairly new President Donald Trump. These last 100 days we’ve seen Trump smacked upside the head over and over again by just how intractable and complex America’s [...]

By | 2017-08-22T20:45:12+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Editorial|1 Comment