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Journal From Afghanistan

(2311) Comments | Posted July 3, 2010 | 5:05 PM

Editor's Note: Rachel Maddow is in Afghanistan, where she will be broadcasting "The Rachel Maddow Show" from Kabul on Tuesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 7. These are her and her producers' photos from the trip. The photos below originally appeared at The Maddow Blog, http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com.

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Clinton to the Convention?

(1170) Comments | Posted May 22, 2008 | 12:53 PM

When the Democratic primary calendar ends on June 3rd, Senator Obama will have more delegates than Senator Clinton.

On what grounds could a candidate who is behind at the end of a race avoid conceding that he or she has been beaten? On the grounds that the race...

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Three Things You Should Shut Up About: The Lazy Politician's Guide to Winning the Gratitude of Your Nation Forever

(42) Comments | Posted September 20, 2007 | 5:24 PM

Are you a Democratic politician? An ambitious one? Do you want to be president, maybe? Or at least just hold onto your blessed seat in Congress? Are you waaaaaay to busy to figure out how to end the war that the country wants you to end?

Let me help.

Here...

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An Open Letter to Senator Hatch [Updated]

(106) Comments | Posted April 4, 2007 | 8:15 PM

You don't call, you don't write...orrin hatch

I've just about exhausted myself trying to get someone in your office to call me back this week. Please apologize to your adorable receptionist on my behalf - the poor man now gets audibly exasperated as soon as I say "hello".

What I'd...

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Official "Rachel Maddow Show" State of the Union 2007 Drinking Game

(5) Comments | Posted January 23, 2007 | 6:10 PM

Tonight brings us the 7th George W. Bush State of the Union Address. With the national approval ratings for the president now only slightly higher than the national approval ratings for herpes lesions, many Americans are facing the prospect of missing this important speech because they feel like they can't...

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Bush Iraq War Escalation Speech Drinking Game

(17) Comments | Posted January 10, 2007 | 2:50 PM

Tonight at 9PM Eastern, they'll bundle the President onto his Presidential handtruck and roll him into the White House Library (of all places) to make the primetime announcement of his plan to escalate the war in Iraq.

So far, the Democratic leadership in Congress has only committed to "symbolic"...

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The Most Important Story of 2006: Republicans' Pathetic, Human Collapse

(17) Comments | Posted December 28, 2006 | 3:57 PM

On February 11th, 2006, the top domestic policy adviser to the president resigned "to spend more time with his family". Less than a month later, on March 9th, he was arrested in the Maryland suburbs, charged with stealing merchandise from Target and Hecht's through a not-so-elaborate scheme of fraudulent returns.

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Courage!

(12) Comments | Posted September 13, 2006 | 5:19 PM

My first full-time job post-college was at the AIDS Legal Referral Panel in San Francisco. I was the number two person (!) in a two person public policy department with a great activist named Eileen Hansen. The job of our office was, essentially, to agitate for better HIV/AIDS policies in...

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