I have some good news and some bad news. Let's start with the latter: I'm taking an exceedingly rare summer break for a few weeks, starting today. The usual publishing schedule will return to normal on Tuesday, Sept. 3, which is the day after Labor Day.
Rachel Maddow looks at ways in which Senator Kamala Harris and former Secretary Julián Castro distinguished themselves to voters in the Democratic debates so far. Harris with a demonstration of how her personal story informs her convictions, and Castro with unyielding attacks on his opponents. watch
Rachel Maddow shows how Democratic used the opportunities of the first two debates, looking at the examples of Senator Amy Klobuchar's frank assertion of competence, and Senator Elizabeth Warren's fiery pitches of ideas worth fighting for. watch
Looking at how candidates helped their campaigns in the two Democratic debates so far, Rachel Maddow looks at Mayor Pete Buttigieg calling out Republicans, Vice President Joe Biden praising the Obamacare and his fellow Democratic candidates, and Beto O'Rourke speaking out against Donald Trump's racism and praising the diversity of El... watch
Rachel Maddow looks at how Senator Bernie Sanders' confidence and assertiveness in the Democratic debates so far have shut down some common lines of criticism against him, and how Andrew Yang's unique framing of the issues distinguished him from the rest of the field. watch
Rachel Maddow points out that given the personal, professional, and political scandals in which Donald Trump is engulfed, it is not surprising that a lot of people want to challenge him in 2020, but this creates a challenge for the Democratic Party to try to figure out how to narrow down this field of contenders. watch
Menashi "complained about 'gynocentrists'...
Menashi's "editorial from October 2000 titled 'Heteropatriarchal Gynophobes!'...
Menashi "defended Berlusconi for stating 'the obvious' when he wrote of 'the superiority of Western civilization over Islam'...https://t.co/Yya0qULBer
JUST IN: State Department confirms that President Trump, acting in his personal capacity and on behalf of his own private interests, is negotiating directly with a foreign government to seek their assistance in harming his political rivals. https://t.co/YMVF0VOvrH
Best New Thing in the World (of Electoral Politics):
"After decades of taking home less pay and fighting to have a say in major decisions, women are now a dominant force at in Democratic campaigns — and they’re getting paid equitably for their work"https://t.co/5s6MEFZFCJ
Facebook has banned The Epoch Times, a conservative news outlet that spent more money on pro-Trump Facebook ads than any group other than the Trump campaign, from any future advertising on the platform. https://t.co/9Lmq85tQBI
Rachel Maddow shares a new political ad from Everytown for Gun Safety to run in Colorado against incumbent Republican Senator Cory Gardner, adding further pressure to an already endangered Republican seat. watch