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  • Lisa Jackson, Rachel Maddow, and Richard Nixon discuss the environment

    [vodpod id=Groupvideo.10773524&w=425&h=350&fv=launch%3D45395747%26amp%3Bwidth%3D400%26amp%3Bheight%3D320] EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson was on Rachel Maddow's show last night, talking about how clean air and water should not be partisan issues. In what is perhaps a show first, Maddow opened the segment with a non-ironic quoting of Richard Nixon, who established the EPA back before Republicans made it into some […]

  • Rachel Maddow helps us all feel more informed, terrified about deepwater drilling

    [vodpod id=Groupvideo.10775076&w=425&h=350&fv=launch%3D42485182%26amp%3Bwidth%3D400%26amp%3Bheight%3D320] Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Here's Rachel Maddow last week, having a conversation with an anthropomorphic personification of human malevolence known as Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement director Michael Bromwich. (Seriously, the dude is grim. Does the Bureau not have a magical […]

  • Me, on the Rachel Maddow Show

    I was on the Rachel Maddow Show last night. While Maddow herself is reporting from Afghanistan and Iraq, the show is being guest hosted by Chris Hayes, political editor at The Nation. Here’s the bit: [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.1012193&w=425&h=350&fv=launch%3D38159001%26width%3D400%26height%3D320] As to the substance, I’d add one thing. Chris frames the bill in the Senate as one designed […]

  • Remember when the blizzards killed global warming?

    Here in the crock pot they call the East Coast, local news stations are rolling out video from those days last February when we were all snow, all the time. But they keep leaving out the best part — clips showing some of our favorite rants about how two feet of snow proved proved global […]

  • The gulf oil spill in video

    Day 36: Scenes from the BP oil spill disaster. Embattled CEO walks oil-stained beach. Embattled president caught in Rand Paul/Sarah Palin firestorm. Oily, pink people turn angry and naked in Houston. Rachel Maddow, Steven Chu, Sylvia Earle, and so much more … Last night, Rachel Maddow devoted most of her show to the oil spill, […]

  • Daylight saving time doesn’t save energy

    You can’t save daylight by moving around the hands on your clock, of course. So daylight saving time remains as absurdly named as it ever was. The general pointlessness of DST was the subject of a Rachel Maddow interview Friday (video below) with the author of a whole book (!) on the subject. What’s germane […]

  • Time to bust the filibuster

    I have been one among many in the progressive world trying to draw more attention to the dysfunctions of the U.S. Senate, in particular the now-routine use of the filibuster, which has put a default 60-vote requirement on legislation that amounts to a fundamental change in U.S. governance — and not a positive change. It […]

  • Rachel Maddow on Obama’s ‘diplomatic acrobatics’ in Copenhagen

    Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell explain the strange circumstances that led to Obama’s climate deal in Copenhagen: [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.1012000&w=425&h=350&fv=launch%3D34486093%26width%3D400%26height%3D320] Spread the news on what the føck is going on in Copenhagen with friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, or smoke signals.

  • Cable talkers take note of Shimkus flat-earthism

    The idiocy of John Shimkus has attracted some attention from cable talkers. Here’s Rachel Maddow:   Here’s Keith Olbermann: