Maddow has become for this generation what William F. Buckley Jr. was for a previous generation -- the embodiment of the American public intellectual. Of course, because her politics are the opposite of Buckley's politics, this fact drives the right wing up the wall.
There are many elements responsible for this crumbling of Girl Power, but let me start by putting blame squarely on the media for its hiring of and pandering to female pundits and commentators who seem hell bent on competing with the worst of the guys.
It'd just be heartwarming to see you use all of this negative attention to your advantage, unless you feel like this Charlie Brown thing is working for you. Give me a call when you're ready to plot and scheme.
Tea Partiers will vote overwhelmingly Republican in November -- unless they stay home in protest. To gain their support, the GOP will have to nominate candidates who are less electable and more radical.
Too many progressive media voices believe the average media consumer makes a distinction between "political" content and "non-political" content, and that the way to match the right is to simply yell louder.
Air America's end reveals a great opportunity that the left needs to find a way to fill and fill fast. The right is surpassing the left in both its simple use of existing tools as well as innovation of new tools.
I'm probably not going to get around to joining the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps or the armed services anytime soon. I have a career to consider. So -- and I'm talking to you here government -- I want you to force me.
I am surprised, delighted, but mostly humbled to report the news that Air America is reporting that I am currently 3rd on their list of nominated bloggers for the ir competition. I am especially surprised given my evil DC insider status.
Finally, Republicans have memorialized their flat-earth style of politics by demanding that their candidates stop thinking and swear a purity oath. Regardless of whether it's dumb luck at work here, Obama should be grateful.