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Uniquely Maddow Monday

Uniquely Maddow Monday

04/18/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, gives us a preview of tonight's show - the Tax Day protests just ain't what they used to be,... watch

What's at stake in Benton Harbor

04/18/11 11:23AM

 @Sherry writes: I grew up in that area and have family that still live there. Benton Harbor has its share of problems and nobody has been able to fix them. Very poor neighborhoods that are destroyed, high unemployment, few businesses are there. Whirlpool Corporation has its world headquarters in Benton Harbor, yet, few residents from BH work there. It has had a very high crime rate including murders. This is not surprising under marshall law of Michigan.@Jack in GR: I grew up in St. Joe, on the other side of the river. read more

In #Michigan, 'financial martial law' in action. Report says #Wisconsin's next

04/18/11 08:53AM

Even before Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the new and expanded emergency financial manager law, Benton Harbor was in bad enough straits that it fell under the old law. The new one was sponsored by the freshman state representative for the district that includes Benton Harbor, Al Pscholka, who clearly had Benton Harbor on his mind.On Friday, the Michigan Messenger broke the news that the emergency financial manager had suspended the powers of Benton Harbor officials, so that they can only call and adjourn meetings and approve meeting minutes. read more

President Obama's deficit speech

04/13/11 02:48PM

President Obama's speech today, as prepared for delivery:"What we've been debating here in Washington for the last few weeks will affect your lives in ways that are potentially profound. This debate over budgets and deficits is about more than just numbers on a page, more than just cutting and spending. Its about the kind of future we want. It's about the kind of country we believe in. And that's what I want to talk about today."From our first days as a nation, we have put our faith in free markets and free enterprise as the engine of America's wealth and prosperity. read more