‘ED Show’ playbook: Mon., June 11


Ed is off this week, but Michael Eric Dyson is putting together a busy program for tonight.

Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu says there’s “wisdom” in his candidate’s comment that the nation doesn’t need any more teachers, police and firefighters. 

But that’s not just bad politics, it’s bad policy.

E.J. Dionne, a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Washington Post columnist, will join Michael for that.

Darrell Issa’s political witch hunt turns into a contempt hearing for Attorney General Eric Holder.  Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia) will refute Issa’s claims tonight.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to save “stop and frisk” even though it’s backers fully admit that it’s racial profiling. Michael will hear from both sides tonight, with Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and Heather MacDonald, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author (“Are Cops Racist?”).

The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to take the Alan Keyes birther case.  Why won’t this issue just die?

Michael will ask tonight’s panel, including Armstrong Williams, radio and television talk show host, Keli Goff, author (“The GQ Candidate”) and Joy Reid, Managing Editor of TheGrio.com, msnbc Contributor.

Three major health insurers vow to keep key provisions of the president’s health care law, even if the Supreme Court overturns the law.  Bait and switch? 

And in the Big Finish, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says there’d be no place for his father, or Ronald Reagan, in today’s radical Republican Party.  Joan Walsh, Salon’s Editor at Large joins Michael to discuss that and much more.

It’s going to be yet another packed @EdShow at 8pET on @msnbctv.

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'ED Show' playbook: Mon., June 11