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Morning Maddow: Komen, Planned...

With AMBASSADOOORRRR (and Bush Pioneer ) Nancy G. Brinker doing her damndest to seal the role as the Baghdad Bob of big money non-profs and increasingly ridiculous examples of Susan G. Komen for the Cure hypocrisy coming to light, you just knew that Rachel would have...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Up...

Shorter straight-talkin’ Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Silly geese — Susan G. Komen for the Cure just had to throw (poor, largely non-white, disposable) women under our new, shiny, pink (pro-life) bus in order...

Morning Maddow: She Was Underw...

What if you threw a primary and nobody came? Ok, ‘nobody’ is a slight exaggeration, but for an election that was supposed to reflect a distinct lack of enthusiasm emanating from the left side of the isle, it’s the Republicans who now seem to be mired...

Definitely NOT The #FLPrimary ...

As horserace fanatics lament the lull in tedious clowncar-wreck rubbernecking, some news from outside the overly-crowded campaign bubble: WWJD? Drop the “love your neighbour” bullshit and become a ratfucker. Obvs. Why expensive US military brinkmanship is...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure to...

Ok, I WAS going to post a Maddow clip relating to Mittens’ overwhelming, inevitable victory in Florida. But come on — you already know the Sunshine State score: Big money, kosher food, negative ads, moon colonies. This is WAY more important:  the Susan G....

Definitely NOT the #FLPrimary ...

In honour of my sister from another mister, Nancy Goldstein, some news from well-beyond the Sunshine State edition of the seemingly-neverending GOP national clown car tour: Not-meant-to-be-factually-accurate opinion journalism RULES On global sporting events,...

Morning Maddow: Happy #FLPrima...

Following a year in which ‘occupy’ achieved new meaning & protesters worldwide harnessed the collective power of ordinary people to make willfully indifferent elites address issues relating to growing inequality, the laborious ascension of ur-1%er Mitt...

Karl Marx Mancrushes on Abe Li...

ISReview: Lincoln’s proclamation is even more important than the Maryland campaign. Lincoln is a sui generis figure in the annals of history. He has no initiative, no idealistic impetus, no cothurnus, no historical trappings. He gives his most important actions always...

Monday Upper: Democracy For Bi...

Weekends are always rough for progressive USian poli-junkies — Maddow retires to the cocktail lounge as MSNBC morphs into a prison pr0n channel (and the Sunday shows? They make the prison pr0n seem positively palatable by comparison). Thankfully, the recent...

Morning Maddow: The US Foreclo...

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...
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Shorter: Fuck you, fuck you, yr kewl, fuck YOU. *drops mic, walks off stage* Yep. Straight from the Komen Foundation boardroom to a  cushy future Fox News contract. C’mon, you know it’s gonna happen — the defiant, almost Nixonian delusion and naked martyr-posing is catnip for savvy...
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Tomorrow morning team Romney is going to wake up with a really bad headache and ask themselves “what the just happened?”.  In one day that frontrunner status that he thought he reclaimed went up in a poof of smoke.  Ya they knew they were going to have a rough day, but Romney lost by 30 points...