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Ed's Guest List, Monday 5/16

05/16/11 09:06PM

Joan Walsh, Salon’s editor at large.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.Lee Papa, Author of The Rude Pundit blog and the book "The Rude Pundit’s Almanac."Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters. read more

Stewart vs. O’Reilly

Stewart vs. O’Reilly

05/16/11 08:00PM

Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert talks about the definitiveness of the defining moment of Jon Stewart’s appearance on The O’Reilly Factor. watch

What's in Ed's Head: 5/16/11

05/16/11 04:27PM

These are the stories the staff of The Ed Show are keeping an eye on ...Newt Gingrich says there should be an American history test in order to vote; based on his failure to recognize the segregation-based American history of Jim Crow-like "poll tests," he might not pass said exam.Protesters met Rep. Paul Ryan with signs like “Paul Ryan plan: Let them eat cat food” when he got to Chicago today.We told you about McCain’s objection to torture.  Further evidence from the CIA chief solidifies his argument.Glenn Beck announces his plan to host another rally, but this time it’s in Israel. read more

Think Gas Prices Are Bad? Food Is Next

Think Gas Prices Are Bad? Food Is Next

05/16/11 03:32PM

  Ed's been focusing public attention on how Wall Street speculators have driven up gas prices. But it's not just gas, it's lots of commodities, including basic foodstuffs. Now the Christian Aid charity is out with a report warning of the impact and calling for developed nations to enact policies to do something about it. Here's their video on the subject: Get more from blogger/producer Jonathan Larsen (@jtlarsen) on Twitter  read more

Tea Party Suckers, Chapter 8,439

05/16/11 12:07PM

Politico quotes unnamed GOP leadership aides on the real point behind last week's push by business groups who want Congress to raise the debt ceiling. It's all about getting the Tea Party to betray one of their most fundamental beliefs and actually vote to increase the amount the US can go into debt. read more

Sen. Paul: Health care is like slavery

05/13/11 01:20PM

Everybody’s favorite Tea Party Senator made this outrageous statement on Wednesday during a Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee meeting:Friend of The Ed Show, Senator Bernie Sanders, put Senator Paul in place with his response: read more

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