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What's in Ed's Head: 6/21/11

06/21/11 05:19PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on ...Republicans say lowering taxes on the richest leads to economic growth.  Here’s the conclusive evidence that that’s a lie. Rep. Bachmann says we should model our economy after Canada because, she says, they haven’t had a stimulus—except, they have.President Obama will lay out his plan for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan tomorrow.Desperate for healthcare, a man robs a bank. read more


06/21/11 03:59PM

Even in the dog days of news-summer, a lot of stories don't get the attention they should. Here's my handful of Underbuzzed stories for today. Add your own in the comments!One of the things that pissed off colonial Americans was debtors' prisons. Well, they're back. If you lose your job and suffer catastrophic health expenses, you might go to prison. Paging Charles Dickens.Next time a Republican (other than Rep. Walter Jones or Sen. John McCain) tells you that Wall Street is manipulating prices, tell 'em about Coca-Cola. read more

The Tuesday Outlook

06/21/11 02:38PM

Pretty sure Jon Huntsman lost the claim to a competence campaign today.But the debt-ceiling battle -- boring as some folks might find it -- is now threatening to take down not just our economy, but our future. read more

Morning EDition: June 21, 2011

06/21/11 11:02AM

So, what does everyone think are the big stories today? Let me know in the comments and check back later for today's Outlook and Underbuzzed.TODAYRep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) officially leaves the Congress.Leon Panetta's confirmation vote as defense secretary. read more

Ed's Guest List, Monday 6/20

06/20/11 08:59PM

Ed Dubose, President of the NAACP Georgia State Conference.Joe Madison, Sirius XM Radio Talk Show Host. Van Jones, Former Advisor to President Obama.  He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.  Van Jones is on the program tonight to expand on why he’s considering legal action against Fox News because of his scuffle with host Glenn Beck.Marjorie Cohn, Law Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  She is the author of Cowboy Republic: Six ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law.David Cay Johnston, Columnist for, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Perfectly Legal and F read more

What's in Ed's Head: 6/20/11

06/20/11 06:10PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on ... Ed called out conservative talk show host Neal Boortz last week for saying, “We need to see some dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta.”  Now Boortz specifies: he meant black people. SCOTUS rules against women in the Wal-Mart discrimination cases.Glenn Beck shies away from Van Jones’ challenge.Senator McCain blames wildfires on illegal immigrants. read more


06/20/11 03:45PM

No one big story driving the day today. Lots of important ones falling by the wayside, though. I've got a handful here -- share yours in the comments.Next time someone tells you that Republicans are better for business or that Democrats hate business, show them this chart.The deal that seems to be emerging from Washington would involve sparing the elderly the consequences of where their generation has left this country -- and making the younger poor pay for it.The right wing is yet again blaming Pres. Obama for high gas taxes; they claim he wants prices high. read more

The Monday Outlook

06/20/11 12:07PM

The Washington Post's weekend piece on executive income driving income disparity for the last generation or two is important and laudable, but also a little mystifying. The article ponders the great mystery of why executive pay has lapped employee pay so badly. It reminds of a dirty joke about why dogs do some of the things they do. The answer is the same: Because they can.That, of course, raises the issue the Post wrestles with, which is, well, why are executives doing it now -- or for the last four decades -- in ways they didn't before? A cultural explanation is given, but I don't buy it. read more

Morning EDition: June 20, 2011

06/20/11 11:10AM

The dog days of summer set in, and TV-news executives throughout the land bemoan the lack of news. Because, y'know, the ongoing kleptocratization of America doesn't count as a story...Check back later for today's Outlook and Underbuzzed. Meanwhile, here's today's Morning EDition:TODAYPres. Obama meets with US mayors about the economy.Pres. Obama speaks at DNC fundraisers tonight. read more

Radio host declines Ed’s challenge

Radio host declines Ed’s challenge

06/16/11 08:00PM

Neal Boortz declined Ed Schultz’s invitation to come on air and explain his dangerous remarks. Dr. James Peterson, director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University discusses the matter with Ed. watch

Weiner and the GOP double-standard

Weiner and the GOP double-standard

06/16/11 08:00PM

Republicans criticized a scandal-plagued Democrat for not immediately resigning after coddling a scandal-plagued Republican who stood his ground. Ed Schultz talks with Bill Press, Mike Papantonio and Shira Toeplitz about the resignation of Anthony Weiner. watch