Best Rewrite of 2013?


In 2013, The Last Word tackled stories from all over the world of news in The Rewrite. Lawrence addressed serious topics like the triumphs and troubles for LGBT rights, gun control, and remembrances of heavyweights (both political and one actual boxing heavyweight), to the funnier side of news like Bill O’Reilly’s manners and sodomy laws in Virginia.

Everyone on the staff has a favorite, but it’s hard for us to all agree on one. So, we’re turning it over to you.

What was your favorite Rewrite in 2013? Let us know, and have a look back at some of the best this year had to offer. If you don’t see your favorite in the poll, be sure to add your top picks in the comments section.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, 4/10/13, 10:44 PM ET

Rewriting the Republican line of US taxes

When you look at the rest of the industrialized world, the tax burden of the United States is rather low. Another ally of the U.S., Great Britain, on the other hand pays a lot more of its GDP toward taxes. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell breaks it all down…

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, 4/11/13, 11:19 PM ET

The woman behind Social Security

In the Rewrite, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell continues his love letter to FDR Labor Secretary and first female Cabinet member Frances Perkins with a look at the challenges America’s most popular social program faced in its early years and how modern…

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, 5/6/13, 11:07 PM ET

O'Donnell: NRA's LaPierre ‘lied’ about Boston

During his speech at the group’s annual convention, NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre asked, “How many Bostonians wished they had a gun 2 weeks ago?” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell answers that question in his latest Rewrite.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, 7/17/13, 11:07 PM ET

Why Virginia’s anti-sodomy law is aimed at you

Is Virginia really for lovers? Republican candidate for governor is trying to rewrite the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and human sexuality. He says he’s doing it for the children. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has more in his Rewrite segment.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, 8/22/13, 11:17 PM ET

Why pot laws need rewriting

A lot of tax revenue could be collected solving some of Washington D.C.’s budgetary problems if marijuana were legalized and tax. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell looks at some of the latest efforts to change the nation’s pot laws in his latest Rewrite.

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Best Rewrite of 2013?