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Ed's Guest List, Wednesday 3/30

03/30/11 08:34PM

Col. Jack Jacobs, (Ret.), msnbc Military AnalystJeremy Scahill, National Security Correspondent of The NationRep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)Chris Hayes, Washington Editor of The NationRobert Reich, Former U.S. Labor Secretary, UC Berkeley ProfessorSen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) read more

What's in Ed's Head: 3/30/11

03/30/11 04:07PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on ...There are mounting fears of a government shutdown which could lead to a recession and Democrats are worried there’s no way around it. Obama takes a stand for energy reform in his speech at Georgetown University today. While Exxon Mobile rakes in billions, they're denying the standard annual raise for the clerical staff of a refinery in Texas.A WI judge stands firm on her ruling and WI Republicans face even more well-deserved obstacles.                          read more

Ed's Guest List, Tuesday 3/29

03/29/11 08:43PM

Former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)Laura Flanders, host of GRITtv on Free Speech TV and editor of the book “At the Tea Party”Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)State Sen. Lena Taylor (D-WI)David Cay Johnston, columnist for, Pulitzer Prize winner, author of "Perfectly Legal" and "Free Lunch" read more

Prof. William Cronon

Right-wing attack on professors

03/29/11 08:11PM

Here's a story told in a way you won't hear it anywhere else.  Right-wing politicians and think tanks are basically trying to raid the emails of college professors in a misguided and offensive effort to stifle the progressive arm of American politics and government.The right-wing Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan has submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act.  They want the Labor Relations Departments of 3 Michigan universities to produce all e-mails relating to the Wisconsin labor situation--the one we've been featuring here on The Ed Show for weeks. Now, it is perf read more

Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi

Anti-labor bill back in court

03/29/11 06:34PM

We told you that the anti-labor bill in Wisconsin got dangerously close to becoming law over the weekend.Today, the issue is back in court so Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi can decide whether her orders to not publish the law were violated, or if the latest Republican sneaky tactic to get this bill through fits a loophole.The WI Secretary of State maintains that the bill wasn’t officially published--it only appears on the Legislative Reference Bureau website, which was the request of Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Nonetheless, Gov. read more

What's in Ed's Head: 3/29/11

03/29/11 04:05PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on ...The Obama administration says Gaddafi needs to go, and that there are non-military ways to do it.  GOP lambasts the president’s speech on Libya, especially the 2012 hopefuls who are using it as leverage.Sarah Palin says American intervention in Libya costs the U.S. $600 million a day.  That number missed the mark … by 700%. Caterpillar's CEO says they'll pack their bags if their home state of Illinois raises corporate taxes. read more