‘Ed Show’ tonight: Thu., Feb. 23, 2012


Republicans are pumping up fear about rising gas prices, but President Obama let ‘em have it today, saying anybody who says there’s a short-term silver bullet solution isn’t telling the truth.

msnbc Host  Martin Bashir and msnbc Political Analyst Richard Wolffe will join Ed for full analysis and reaction.

Republicans in Virginia cut and run, shelving a proposed “personhood” bill.  And Georgetown student Sandra Fluke finally gets her day on Capitol Hill.

Ed’ll bring us the major developments in the war on women’s health with Terry O’Neill, President of The National Organization for Women, and Delegate Charniele Herring (D-VA), Minority Whip and Chair of Virginia’s Reproductive Rights Caucus.

The GOP presidential candidates tried to make women’s health a religious issue at last night’s debate, but it was really just  four white guys laying out their plans for women and their bodies.  Joan Walsh, Salon’s Editor at Large, and Dr. Caroline Heldman, Professor of Politics at Occidental University, look at that.

The “turn around” in Chicago’s schools continues to spark outrage and a generation of kids are at risk.  Ed will check in with Jitu Brown, Community Organizer with the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, school board member at Dyett High School (a school scheduled to be phased out in Chicago), and Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union.

And in the Big Finish, major news on the South Carolina voter suppression story.  Republicans claim hundreds of dead people voted in elections, but an investigation proves them dead wrong.   Ben Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP joins Ed for that.  

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

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'Ed Show' tonight: Thu., Feb. 23, 2012