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If Democrats ever try economic populism

08/04/11 09:37AM

On Tuesday, we'll get a first test of whether Democrats can win anymore with economic populism. The ad above is for the recall race of Wisconsin State Senator Alberta Darling, a Republican. It says she voted for cuts in school funding so the rich could have tax cuts -- a classic formula that Wisconsin Democrats have been using through the campaignLast night on the show, we talked about Republicans working to make things better for corporations, which are already enjoying record profits. read more

Morning Maddow: August 4

08/04/11 07:55AM

Obama to Geithner: you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.Rick Perry wants colleges to be more like businesses.Rudy Giuliani, the face of nuclear power?The mystery of a big-dollar donation to Mitt Romney's campaign.A judge is allowing an Army vet to sue Donald Rumsfeld over torture.Rep. David Wu officially resigns.Oh, Bill O'Reilly.  read more

TRMS returns to NYC!

TRMS returns to NYC!

08/03/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the current state of policy discussion in Congress reminds us... watch

Ahead on the 8/3 Maddow show

08/03/11 05:42PM

Tonight's guests include:Jared Bernstein, former economic adviser to Vice President Biden, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and msnbc contributor   Rep. Peter Defazio, (D) Oregon, senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure CommitteeMelissa Harris-Perry, professor of political science at Tulane University and msnbc contributorExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Challenge: find Rick Scott a job

08/03/11 03:46PM

Florida's wildly unpopular Governor, Rick Scott, is starting a new, made-for-the-local-media campaign today. He calls it "Let's Get to Work Days," and he plans to spend one day a month doing some kind of not-actually-governing-his-state type of job. Today? read more

Elements of style, minus a few

Elements of style, minus a few

08/03/11 02:59PM

I love it when science goes mainstream. J. Crew seems to be taking science to the streets in the form of their window displays. However, I think they should have practiced good science and solicited a little peer review.(Props to @ChemistryUpdates and @DrRubidium for the initial catch. After the jump, what's amiss here.)If you don't immediately see what's wrong with that picture, I don't blame you. Rest assured, no one has the periodic table memorized (aside from this guy.) Here's the portion of the periodic table that J. read more

Senator Mark Udall

Democrat re-floats balanced budget bill

08/03/11 01:05PM

As part of the debt-ceiling deal President Obama signed yesterday, Republicans demanded (and will get) a vote by the end of the year on one of their holiest of grails: a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. Even if it passed, President Obama's against it, so the vote is likely to be pure politics. Because that's what we've been missing from Washington!Senator Mark Udall of Colorado, a quote-unquote centrist Democrat, is trying to take that Republican political theater and turn it into a Democratic opportunity. read more