Morning Maddow: Mama Said Wonk You Out

Get your wonk on, kiddies — sitting in for our hero is WaPo columnist and supreme numbers nrrrd Ezra Klein, crunching Obama’s proposed 2013 budget with former OMB Director Peter Orszag. WATCH IT: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Related: AP’s...

Lucky Duckies May Get Their Wings Clipped By Top Hat GOP Congress

Simon Johnson on the vindictive absurdity of Republican plans to slash unemployment benefits: The jobs crisis was caused by recklessness in the financial sector, made possible by irresponsible deregulation (including a period when Republicans controlled Congress and the White House) and resulting in...

Morning Maddow: The US Foreclosure Crisis Is A Massive Crime Scene

Have the Feds finally woken up, or is President Obama’s new initiative ordering the Justice Department to finally investigate possible criminal wrong doing by lenders in the “man-made disaster” that is the US foreclosure crisis merely an election-year PR ploy? Rachel puts the man charged...

#OccupyVancouver

I spent the afternoon yesterday downtown Vancouver taking in the 5,000+ strong #OccupyVancouver protests, a part of the #ows Global Day of Action. Below are a few of the photos I captured. Follow me on Twitter...

Debt Ceiling Discussion And My Appearance on CBC Radio One

I know I have been M.I.A. for the past month but what better time to resurface than on the eve of the Grand Non-Compromise? As I mentioned briefly back in January, I was recently elected Chairman of the Vancouver chapter of  Democrats Abroad, an extension of the Democratic Party for Americans living outside...

Trampling on the First Amendment

This may not technically be unconstitutional, since it’s a state government that’s endorsing a particular religion not Congress or the federal government, but it’s certainly totally antithetical to the spirit of religious freedom, and to the Founders’ intent and determination to keep...

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