Republican Calvinball Comes to Michigan

By: Friday April 6, 2012 12:19 pm

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Kudos to Rachel Maddow and her team for almost making me want to watch cable news again with this story about how Michigan Republicans are subverting the legislature to put laws into effect immediately rather than waiting until the next calendar year. The [...]

Registers of Deeds’ Work Gets Newfound Attention

By: Monday March 26, 2012 12:44 pm

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Last Friday, Rachel Maddow featured Jeff Thigpen the courageous register of deeds in Guilford County, North Carolina, who has sued MERS and leading banks over faulty documents filed at his office. Rachel calls it an “exclusive” though I had the Thigpen lawsuit for [...]

Schneiderman’s RMBS Working Group: Resources, Jurisdiction and Will

By: Saturday January 28, 2012 8:50 am

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Eric Schneiderman, co-chair of the newly titled “RMBS working group” investigating financial fraud, appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show last night (the interview starts around the 5:00 mark), and there were a few interesting moments. First you have his assessment of the the [...]

On Maddow, Schneiderman Delivers Eloquent Defense of the Rule of Law

By: Wednesday October 26, 2011 8:55 am

Molly Ball, a reporter who interviewed me at the very first Yearly Kos when she was at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and who now writes for The Atlantic, decides to make giant pronouncements about the “hard right” and “hard left” positions in the housing debate. In the politics of housing, “On the one hand, there [...]

Boehner Shuts Down Peter King Gun Control Legislation

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 7:43 am

I guess Rachel Maddow called me out, among other people, a bit for displaying a bit of cynicism over the possibility of gun control legislation getting through Congress. I’m all for rallying the troops with a “we can do it” speech, but when I wrote that, I was thinking of this. The Speaker of the [...]

On the Stewart/Maddow Debates

By: Monday November 15, 2010 11:51 am

This is a few days old, but I did watch this entire interview between Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart, which Stewart seemingly scheduled to counter the criticism of his Rally to Restore Sanity. I’m a fan of Jon’s, and while I think he too easily hides behind the concept of just being a comedian, it’s [...]

July 2011 “Withdrawal” From Afghanistan to Include Four Troops, One Damaged Field Medical Kit

By: Monday July 19, 2010 6:15 am

Joe Biden played down expectations for the celebrated July 2011 “inflection point” in Afghanistan by lowering the bar on the number of troops that may leave the country in the first phase to an almost comical number. As few as “a couple of thousand” U.S. troops may leave Afghanistan in the first phase of withdrawing [...]

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