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The sounds of spying

01/06/12 10:17AM

If you pay close enough attention to this blog, you probably have a pretty good guess as to who was behind the R.P.* for last night's A block. Not being among the Wilco fans who caught the reference right away, I was left to poke through the google while listening to the album (give it a few songs, it warms up), looking for a broader explanation. YHF? WTF? The short explanation is that Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is code used by spies on short wave radio. read more

The Week in Geek

01/06/12 09:19AM

See if you can figure this out before the big reveal at the end.What does your brain know that your mind doesn't? Kepler astronomers are now LISTENING to the stars, and I don't mean in the astrological sense.Scientists invent a cloaking device for time. Don't say the future isn't here.The photographer and the photos that helped secure Yosemite's future as a national park.Ever want to have a drink with Ernest Shackleton? read more

Morning Maddow: January 6

01/06/12 07:50AM

Iowa GOP responds to an allegation of a caucus vote miscount.Jon Huntsman gets a big New Hampshire endorsement. But he's still way down in the polls.The military is probing a possible leak of details of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.The IRS audits more millionaires.Washington state lawmakers may require private insurers to pay for abortion.Man arrested, charged in Pensacola abortion clinic fire.Chopper pilot used coffee cups to warn campers of a killer on the loose. read more

To be Frank...

To be Frank...

01/05/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show – a look at the New Hampshire politics scene as the Republican... watch

Ahead on the 1/5 Maddow show

01/05/12 05:32PM

Tonight's guests include:Steve Kornacki, news editor of SalonThomas Frank, author of “Pity the Billionaire” and writer for Harper’s magazineRep. Barney Frank, (D) MassachusettsTake a listen to tonight's soundtrack while watching the video below. (Just wait a few seconds for the advertisement to play out first)Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Paging Dr. Disco...

01/05/12 05:18PM

I have a new appreciation for Bill's zeal for disco.Just imagine the medical miracles he could work with some Peaches & Herb! read more