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WI Assembly passes anti-labor bill

03/10/11 08:10PM

The bill to take away collective bargaining rights for public sector union workers in Wisconsin has made it through both chambers, and now it's headed to Gov. Walker's desk.Watch the outrage from demonstrators after the vote, as troopers forcibly remove them from the Capitol:courtesy: WTMJNBC News reports Gov. Walker has stated he will sign it "as quickly as I legally can".  His spokesman says, that won't be today. read more

What's in Ed's Head: 3/10/11

03/10/11 05:24PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on …Senator Fitzgerald defends the sneaky tactics used to force the WI budget bill through the state Senate.WI Republicans are celebrating the passage of the anti-labor bill on a Washington lobby's dime.Wisconsin union workers show up to work today, while keeping the pressure on Republicans. Tucker Carlson claims public sector workers in WI “make more than you do” and that they won’t negotiate.  Both statements are decidedly false. read more

Day 2: Promo with Spike

Day 2: Promo with Spike

03/10/11 04:06PM

It's day two of Ed's promo shoot with director Spike Lee in Norfolk, VA, Ed's home town. Ed's all smiles, even in the rainy weather! read more

What's in Ed's Head: 3/9/11

03/09/11 05:10PM

These are the stories the staff of "The Ed Show" are keeping an eye on ...  An agency linked to Karl Rove releases a TV ad, vilifying public union members.WI state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is putting himself in hot water with Ed.  First he sends an antagonistic letter to Sen. read more

Op-ED: The Truth About Commodity Prices

03/09/11 03:58PM

In a new HuffPo op-ed, “The Truth About Commodity Prices”, Ed reflects on our "Wall St. gas tax" truth-telling series this week, where he's shedding light on who’s really to blame for rising prices in America:The war on working Americans continues at the gas pump, and House Speaker John Boehner is now on the front lines, protecting his Wall Street backers and buddies. read more

Norfolk welcomes Ed home

Norfolk welcomes Ed home

03/09/11 01:28PM

Ed is in his hometown of Norfolk, VA shooting promotional material with Spike Lee. His hometown paper led with it above the fold this morning.Ed will have a lot to say about the changes that have occurred there in the last forty years, much like most cities and towns have. read more

Fox News's Incoherence on Gas Prices

03/09/11 11:10AM

The key factor to understanding why gas prices are where they are is to understand that supply and demand don't drive prices for gas and food and other commodities like they used to. That's why our gas prices are high despite what is, in fact, plentiful supply. The lack of understanding about this is why journalists keep asking the White House about the strategic reserve, even though there's no shortage.To his credit, Bill O'Reilly has in the past called for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to get tough on Wall St. speculators who are now driving gas and food prices. read more

What's in Ed's Head: 3/8/11

03/08/11 05:00PM

These are the stories the staff of "The Ed Show" are keeping an eye on ...US Rep. Sensenbrenner (R-WI) ends Republican town hall in Wisconsin, after just 30 minutes, due to protesters voicing their opposition.The Wisconsin AFL-CIO is holding the governor accountable for being unwilling to negotiate and the outrageous “Walker Tapes”. Meanwhile, in the name of damage control, pro-Walker automated phone calls seem to just be causing confusion. A new poll shows that for the first time in 50 years, the GOP doesn’t have a clear front-runner. read more

The Real Reason for High Gas Prices

03/08/11 04:15PM

It’s quite possibly the single most important nomination President Obama will make—with nothing less at stake than both the U.S. and global economies, not to mention the potential starvation of millions of people inthe developing world—and last night on The Ed Show, Ed Schultz broke the news that the White House vetting has begun. What is not clear is whether the White House understands just how important this appointment is.The position is commission member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. read more