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McCain debunks torture myths

05/12/11 09:09PM

Tonight we’ll talk about John McCain’s op-ed and statements on the Senate floor that debunk the claims that torture helped to track down bin Laden.This important development, at a time when 43% of Americans say torture is sometimes justified, further discredits Bush apologists who claim torture was an effective tactic.Not only did those methods fail, but the idea that the former president deserves recognition for the recent victory is incongruous. read more

Ed's Guest List, Thursday 5/12

05/12/11 08:44PM

Sen Ron Wyden, (D-OR).Michael Greenberger, Former Director of the Division of Trading and Markets, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).Jonathan Turley, Constitutional law professor.Rep. Keith Ellison, (D-MN).Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and author of Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson. John Nichols, Washington Correspondent of The Nation. read more

What's in Ed's Head: 5/12/11

05/12/11 05:34PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on ...Dems put pressure on big-oil on the Hill today. John McCain lays out why torture doesn’t work and names who's been lying about it in a Washington Post op-ed.Catholic leaders are labeling John Boehner as “anti-life” because of his proposed cuts that would have damaging effects on the Medicare and Medicaid programs, women, children, poor and sick. John Ensign’s broad-ranging ethics case is referred to the DOJ and FEC.  Vanity Fair offers a Gary Busey-like mnemonic device to keep track of all the charges against him. read more

GOP enemies list

05/12/11 03:33PM

Rand Paul asked the President if he had an enemies list the other day, because the administration won't get involved in a labor relations dispute over the building of the Boeing Dreamliner in South Carolina. That got us at The Ed Show thinking about who might be on the Republicans enemies list: read more

The "Enemies Within"

05/12/11 03:07PM

Lame duck Fox News host Glenn Beck has been saying for years that he's looking for the next George Wasington to lead the country back to greatness. Today on his radio show Beck all but endorsed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann for being one of the few GOP presidential candidates for having the ability to see the "enemies within" the government. (h/t media matters)  That said, Bachmann has been awful quiet on the death of Osama Bin Laden. Until today.   Three cheers for gangster government! read more

The Man Who Can Bring Down Gas Prices?

05/12/11 02:47PM

Pres. Obama last night announced he will nominate Mark Wetjen to replace Michael Dunn on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. As we discussed on The Ed Show early this year, this one appointment has the potential to do more than anything else to bring down gas prices. Why? Part of the CFTC's job is to minimize the undue influence of commodity speculators on the price of gas. But so far, only two out of five commissioners have publicly supported that goal -- even though the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law requires the CFTC to do this. read more

GOP fear campaign

05/11/11 10:36PM

Tonight on The Ed Show, we showed you this montage of GOP members at the 2004 RNC.  They didn't hesitate before parading around their national security policies (albeit failed ones). Interestingly, now that President Obama caught the world's most wanted terrorist, the party is suddenly offended by the Commander in Chief talking about our national security. read more

Ed's Guest List, Wednesday 5/11

05/11/11 08:59PM

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff at the State Department during Gen. Colin Powell's term.  He is currently the Pamela Harriman Visiting Professor at the College of William & Mary. Rep. Gary Peters, (D-MI).Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network President.Rep. Jim McDermott, (D-WA) read more

Fox News Common nonsense

Fox News Common nonsense

05/11/11 08:00PM

Rev. Al Sharpton talks to Ed about the Fox News fixation on the rapper Common attending a poetry reading at the White House and how the network is desperate... watch