What stands between Mitt Romney and him understanding that being so casual about remarkable wealth is off-putting to voters? Besides the fact of his remarkable wealth, I mean? Today in South Carolina, he revealed his tax rate and a good deal more:“It’s probably closer to the 15 percent rate than anything. Because my last 10 years, I’ve — my... read more
Quick, who said this?I sometimes wonder if the Republican Party has become the receding roar of white America as it pines for a way of life that will never return.
Answer: this conservative columnist.(Image: Normal Rockwell painting, and its source/Photo District News) read more
Michigan elected a Republican governor and a Republican legislature in 2010. Just over a year later, half the state's African-American population is on the verge of having no meaningful local democracy. Michigan's expanded emergency manager law gives the state the power to install an overseer for failing towns and school districts. read more
Colbert: vote for Herman Cain.Romney: I'll show you mine if you make me yours.Romney gets a controversial endorsement.Can Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren really keep 3rd-party ads out of their campaigns?The Recall Scott Walker petitions arrive in Madison today, but he won't be there to see them.The House is back in session today. On... read more
The rest of the links cited on tonight's show will be posted here shortly, but in case you're following Rachel's direction for finding the Lunchpail Republicans' site, it's here at LunchpailRepublicans.com. (Previously: Straight out of Indiana, Lunchpail Republicans)OK, here's the full list: read more
Rachel Maddow explains that because Ron Paul's head was accidentally excluded from a graphic depicting the Republican field of candidates on Friday's show, his image has been kept on the screen throughout Monday's show. watch
Rev. David Bullock, Michigan state director of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and senior pastor at Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Michigan governor's plan to impose an "emergency financial manager" on Detroit, the... watch
Rachel Maddow reports on the fallout from a meeting of religious conservatives who met over the weekend with the goal of consolidating their influence in the Republican primary but instead accusing each other of ballot-stuffing and dirty tricks. watch
Dan Rather, host of “Dan Rather Reports” on HDNet, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the Citizens United decision allowing unlimited corporate money into elections has changed political campaigns in 2012. watch
Tonight's guests include:Dan Rather, host of “Dan Rather Reports” on HDNetRev. David Bullock, Michigan state director of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, senior pastor at Greater St. Matthew Baptist ChurchDavid Fagan, chairman of the Lunchpail Republicans, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a... read more
People can and do argue about whether Martin Luther King, Jr., would have supported this or that contemporary political cause. One thing we can be quite sure of is that in his day, Dr. King supported union rights. He was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968, when he was in town for a labor strike by the city's sanitation workers.Arnie... read more
With its eye ever on the horizon, the BBC asked its viewers to prognosticate the future 100 years from now.Among their bold predictions:*We will have the ability to communicate through thought transmission.*Thanks to DNA and robotic engineering, we will have created incredibly intelligent humans who are immortal.*We will be able to control the... read more
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