My entry into a field of endeavor usually spells the beginning of the end for the field and its institutions. I ushered in the rise of online brokerage services by joining an offline broker in the early 1990s. I popped the tech bubble by purchasing my first Internet stock in February 2000. I later brought on the current financial collapse by working for one of the nation's largest subprime lenders. Every company or law firm for which I've ever worked has eventually gone out of business. The only institution that I haven't destroyed by my mere presence is the institution of marriage, which was already ruined when I got to it.
That being said, here is my debut on the Legal Broadcast Network, reporting "live" from the Sotomayor hearings in Washington, D.C. The countdown to the collapse of the news business can now begin.