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Conservative political correctness targets 'sea level rise'

06/11/12 12:30PM

Paul Krugman recently picked up on a trend that's quietly becoming more common: "right-wing political correctness." As Krugman explained it, the goal is "to make it impossible to talk, and possibly even think, about ideas that challenge the established order."There is, alas, a growing number of examples, but Rebecca... read more

Monday's campaign round-up

06/11/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* Arizona's special election to replace Gabby Giffords in the U.S. read more

So much for the water's edge

06/11/12 11:29AM

American political norms, which are now in short supply, dictate that partisan disputes are supposed to end at Vandenberg's "water's edge" -- political actors are supposed to be mindful of taking our domestic disputes to an international level.Mitt Romney's campaign is apparently ignoring these norms in new ways. We saw... read more

Rick Scott vows to keep his voter purge going

Rick Scott vows to keep his voter purge going

06/11/12 09:24AM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) pre-election voter purge hasn't had much success lately, but that didn't stop him from going to a Tea Party Express event yesterday, urging far-right activists to help rally support for his scheme.Wearing khakis, a blue button-down shirt with the sleeves rolled up and his signature custom-made cowboy... read more

Obama camp focuses on Romney's pro-layoffs plan

06/11/12 08:36AM

Many in the media seem fascinated by President Obama's off-hand comment about the private sector doing "fine" relative to the public sector, but the more significant comment on Friday came a few hours later.Campaigning in Iowa, Mitt Romney adopted a pro-layoffs agenda when it comes to school teachers, police officers, and... read more

Meet Donnie Box

06/11/12 08:00AM

The conventional wisdom says it's a mistake for President Obama's re-election campaign and its allies to criticize Mitt Romney's controversial private-sector background. In recent weeks, Republicans have said it showed hostility towards capitalism; some high-profile Democrats have balked; the many in the media have predicted a... read more

Morning Maddow: June 11

06/11/12 07:48AM

The nation's largest health insurer will keep parts of health reform in place no matter what the Supreme Court says.Meet a non-citizen who voted in Florida.The Benton Harbor golf course is part of a disturbing trend of local governments monetizing federally funded park land.Commerce Secretary John Bryson cited for felony hit-and-run... read more

This Week in God

06/09/12 09:30AM

First up from the God Machine this week is a look at an ad promoting tourism to the United States, which may not seem especially noteworthy at first blush, but which has outraged some in the religious right.Seems pretty harmless, right? The video, obviously intended for an international audience, was crafted to highlight the way in which the... read more

Cocktail Moment: Special New Orleans Edition

Cocktail Moment: Special New Orleans Edition

06/08/12 06:00PM

I recently had the honor of warming a bar stool opposite the great mixologist Lu Brow, corporate bar chef at Commander's Palace Restaurant in New Orleans. As the temperature in the French Quarter hit 93 degrees, the topic inevitably turned to summer libations. Lu offered these helpful hot weather drinking tips.1. Keep it light. "A... read more

No live Maddow Show tonight

06/08/12 05:55PM

There's no gentle way to put this, so I'm just going to come right out with it: The Rachel Maddow Show, from Rachel on down, is taking the night off. Instead, msnbc will be showing "msnbc Films: The Assassination of Dr. Tiller hosted by Rachel Maddow."In a few minutes Kent will be publishing a special cocktail recipe, so... read more

The dispute is over the letter N. This one is a letter press 10-point Kabel.

Michigan just got weirder

06/08/12 05:03PM

In a long-awaited ruling, a Michigan appeals court today said that the font size on a petition to overturn state Republicans' souped-up emergency manager law is too small, but that the referendum should go on the ballot anyway. The court wrote, in an essence, that the statutes require them to consider that the people circulating the... read more

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Red v. Blue

06/08/12 04:32PM

Coleman Scott squares off against Shawn Bunch, eventually winning a best-of-three championship series held in the middle of Times Square, clinching a spot on the U.S. Olympic men's freestyle wrestling team. Bunch qualified for the team in a previous competition.Andy Dallos finds a way to the front of the crowd for the clean shot (again). read more


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