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A bowl of liberty with freedom on top

A bowl of liberty with freedom on top

08/09/11 10:05AM

From the back of this bag of "Liberty" chips:The American dream is all about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In the same spirit R.W. Garcia offers you these delicious red, white & blue tortilla chips because they contain no trans fats and are gluten free. And exercise your freedom of choice with 3 varieties in every bag- something for everyone.I recently came across the most patriotic bag of tortilla chips, ever. read more

The UK's spreading rage

08/09/11 08:55AM

Following on Tina's useful summary from last night, a fellow named James Cridland has been tracking reports of rioting and mapping them with pictures and other relevant links. This is the London view but zoom out to see where it has spread to (spread? sparked?) to Birmingham.There's a lot of compelling video out that, as you've no doubt seen. This morning I've been listening to LBC radio, which is news and talk. I don't know anything about this stations usual format, but for this emergency it's been an interesting outlet for information and reaction. read more

Morning Maddow: August 9

Morning Maddow: August 9

08/09/11 07:49AM

It's recall election day in Wisconsin. Mother Jones goes inside the GOTV effort, and there's a Facebook page for people with questions about when/where to vote.Eric Cantor to Republicans: resist the pressure to raise taxes.A House Republican freshman gets an earful at a town hall meeting back home.California joins the movement to do an end run around the electoral college.Things that are ending too soon: the House Page program and Diana Nyad's endurance swim.Orange goo mystery solved (almost). read more

Links for the 8/8 TRMS

Links for the 8/8 TRMS

08/09/11 02:14AM

London Sees Twin Perils Converging to Fuel Riot Anarchy in the UK Rick Perry to Make Clear He Intends to Run Rick Perry to make 2012 intentions clear Saturday Perry team raising money, supporter says announcement next week Firm gives $1 million to pro-Romney group, then dissolves Mystery Mitt Romney donor comes forward read more

Anarchy in the U.K.

08/08/11 09:44PM

It started as a local protest after police shot and killed a man in North London.But tonight, there are reports of riots and fires looting in at least four different cities and in dozens of neighborhoods across London, from Ealing, to Clapham, to Hackney, to Woolwich, to Camden, to Elephant and Castle, to Croydon, to Brixton where Rachel used to live, to Notting Hill where I grew up. Our British affiliate ITV News has been doing an excellent job of reporting on the unrest over the past three days.Here's last night's report from Keir Simmons: The Guardian Newspaper has also been doing stellar r read more

Diminish What You Started

Diminish What You Started

08/08/11 09:26PM

Last Friday's S&P credit downgrade and today's stock market plunge are catnip for Republicans eager to bring down President Obama in 2012. Hungry to seize full advantage, the gleefully opportunistic authorities at the Message Control Center issued this confidential, and highly fake, directive to its conservative minions:  read more

S&P downgrade, first draft

S&P downgrade, first draft

08/08/11 09:00PM

This is the draft press release from Standard & Poor's, obtained by Politico, that includes the incorrect mathematical assumptions.Politico describes the background here. read more

Hometowns mourn Americans killed in Afghanistan

08/08/11 08:30PM

Norfolk, Virginia and Coronado, California are where Navy SEALS train, but it's not where they're from.  All over the country families and friends are mourning the loss of their hometown heroes who make up the 30 Americans killed in Afghanistan Friday.  It was the deadliest incident since the start of that war almost a decade ago.  We've learned the names of the dead from local papers and TV stations. read more

Tell your friends

Tell your friends

08/08/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the aftermath of both the S&P rating downgrade of the U.S.... watch

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