Popularity in junior high and high school doesn’t buy you anything in later life. And then I hear really you ought to look for the kids who are — like the dorkier you are at those important ages, the cooler you are probably going to be as an adult.
This is Maddow’s battle with television: to try to bring a different, more objective model of inquiry to a world of political talking points. Later that week, conferring with her staff, Maddow recounts what had actually flickered across her mind in that instant with Castellanos. “I wanted to say, ‘Are you saying I’m cute when I’m angry?’” she recalls. “But I didn’t, because when you’re a woman on television, you can’t even say the word angry.”
That is an insanely good article about her in RS. Click on that underlined stuff and go read it.
Drift never makes the case that war might be necessary. America would be weakened dramatically if we had underreacted to 9/11. However, Rachel Maddow makes valid arguments that our country has been drifting towards questionable wars, draining our resources, without sufficient input and time. People who like Rachel will love the book. People who don’t will get angry, but aggressive debate is good for America. Drift is a book worth reading.
Politifact, you are fired. You are a mess. You are fired. You are undermining the definition of the word ‘fact’ in the English language by pretending to it in your name. The English language wants its word back. You are an embarrassment. You sully the reputation of anyone who cites you as an authority on factishness, let alone fact. You are fired.
these are the days I wish i had cable
I’m sorry, Occupy Wall Street doesn’t need a manifesto. The message is as clear as a bell: Wall Street broke the economy—badly—we’re all still suffering for it. Wall Street never got held accountable for it, and now they’re using their power and their money to stop us from fixing the mess. They broke the economy and then they ate the political system.