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...

Monday Upper: Democracy For Billionaires

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 addition of Up With Chris Hayes to the...

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...

“He always got to see the final product”: Former Newsletter Associates Expose Ron Paul As Shameless Huckster

WaPo: The Republican presidential candidate has denied writing inflammatory passages in the pamphlets from the 1990s and said recently that he did not read them at the time or for years afterward. Numerous colleagues said he does not hold racist views. But people close to Paul’s operations said he was...

Because There’s No Such Thing As Too Many Posts Re: MSNBC Suspending Keith Olbermann

Following up on Mike’s post yesterday re: the MSNBC-Olbermann suspension debacle, amidst all the sturm und drang, Rachel Maddow tries to be ecumenical in supporting both Olbermann and the official company line: I understand the rule. I understand what it means to break it. I believe everyone should...

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