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Ahead on the 8/23 Maddow show

Tonight's guests include:EJ Dionne, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, columnist for The Washington Post, msnbc contributor, and author of

Tonight's guests include:

EJ Dionne, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, columnist for The Washington Post, msnbc contributor, and author of "Our Divided Political Heart". 

Wendy Weiser, Brennan Center for Justice

Here's tonight's soundtrack.

And here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a look at tonight's show: