With Obama in power, a number of MSNBC talking heads have reacted to the Snowden disclosures like Fox News hosts did when they were in hysterical damage control mode for Bush -- complete with ridiculously fact-free claims and national chauvinism that we've long come to expect from the "fair & balanced" channel.
After the Supreme Court's rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 last week, the anti-gay crusaders made their grave pronouncements about 'God's law' and 'founding fathers' and the 'sanctity of marriage' on the Sunday talk shows.
We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?
The people attacking others and their rights are always the ones awash in power, clinging to it, choking it off for others. Anyone else trying to get their fair share? They are not "waging war." They are doing everything they can, from a place of significantly less power, to stand up for themselves.
Now, seven years later, in a day where a large number of Americans check-in online at every location, upload a photo most every meal they consume, and update their statuses for their every thought, I'm exceedingly confident nothing is off-limits.
I finally read Rachel Maddow's really interesting book called Drift, and in it she analyzes how easy it has become for America to go to war. And one ...
Rachel Maddow allowed herself to make embarrassingly simplistic and unknowingly complimentary remarks last night about a government she has positioned herself against because that's the thing to do these days: the Islamic Republic of Iran.
It is the GOP's extreme vision of what they think our country should be -- with a weak government and a free ride to corporations and the rich at the expense of the rest of us -- that has put them at odds with the electorate, which is made up of primarily hard-working and struggling Americans.
Ron Wyden was the only Democratic senator to stand with Rand Paul during the filibuster. Where were the other liberals?
Chuck Todd is undoubtedly the hardest working individual in the NBC family and deserves the top spot. His show, The Daily Rundown, may seem drab and a little wonky, but it delivers political news with precision and context.
Inciting a partisan brawl over the minimum wage is clearly political posturing on the part of the Democrats rather than a sincere attempt to solve a deepening problem.
Beset with logistical as well as political hurdles, Al Jazeera America will undoubtedly confront a rocky road ahead. If the network decides to raise the bar and provide truly innovative programming, then the network will surely gain some respect.
Obama hasn't yet started his second term, but MSNBC is already showing signs of getting tougher on the president from a progressive point-of-view.
Media Wednesday: Chinese newspaper reaches deal in censorship fight, Rachel Maddow's miffed about Chuck Hagel nomination, and did the New York Times 'screw' Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Pundits reflected on whether Hurricane Sandy was the tipping point, the catastrophe that would put the environment back on the table -- pointedly after a presidential election where there was no debate on climate change. Could this latest occurrence be a wake-up call?
If Republicans refuse to negotiate from the White House proposal, they'll be refusing to negotiate with the electorate. They shouldn't feel insulted by that offer. The real insult -- the only that really must sting -- is the one voters just gave them at the polls