Tag Archives: Rachel Maddow

2024 Book Of The Year

By the time you read this I will have read over 100 books in 2023. Of those only eight made it to the Recommended Reading List. (You are already here so the list is just a click away.) As I sat down to write this four were in contention for Book of the Year. Let me just conclude my introduction by stating that 2023 was a very good year for political/economic/public policy non-fiction. I also learned (or to be more accurate reinforced) a lesson along the way. More about both below.

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About Liz

On Monday night I watched Rachel Maddow interview former Republican Representative Liz Cheney. On Tuesday morning I awoke to email teasers on my phone about Cheney toying with the idea of running for president in 2024. It’s not what I had planned to write about for today’s publishing but it’s Tuesday afternoon and I can’t get this out of my mind. Continue reading About Liz

Progressive Sweeping LV

After my hiatus this format was inevitable. The only questions are will one day be sufficient and how much will I miss. Continue reading Progressive Sweeping LV

Blame Ronny

I don’t think I’ve ever began an article with a thank you but today it is appropriate. During her Monday night show, Rachel Maddow reminded me that it was the 40th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon which took place on October 23, 1983. 241 American servicemen, mostly Marines, died in that attack. Tragic as it was there is so much more and I’d like to explore a bit of it with you today.

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I just added Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism by; Rachel Maddow to the Recommend Reading list.   In it Dr. Maddow explores the history of the right wing/Nazi sympathizers in pre-World War II America.

The shocking parts is that they largely got away with their dastardly deeds and what is going on today is largely the same with just a different “cast”.