BY Ellyn Kail
on Oct 17, 2013
Robert Redford thinks women and young people might be the solution to ineffective and less-than-unified government (ahem, shutdown). The actor, now seventy-seven, tells CNN that we should “give [women] the reins [...] they can do better than we have.” I don't take his words as a reiteration of the controversial ideas of feminists who believe that women are inherently more nurturing and therefore can build a more cooperative government. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Sep 26, 2013
Hillary Clinton has always been a favorite politician of mine. Without going into a full on political debate here, I think she has an amazing work ethic and solid ideas for the country. In a recent New York Magazine article entitled “Hillary in Midair,” she comes off as refreshingly normal.
“We get to be at home together a lot more now than we used to in the last few years,” says Clinton of her family. “We have a great time; we laugh at our dogs; we watch stupid movies; we take long walks; we go for a swim. Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jun 27, 2013
Civil rights, you're doing it wrong. The Supreme Court has decided to strike down sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 - taking some major steps backwards for fair democracy in our country.
The Act was made to protect the minority vote and was a huge victory for the Civil Rights Movement in the '60s. All states run their own elections; that’s part of the deal, but the federal government provides the guidelines to do so via the VRA. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Apr 30, 2012
File this under Reasons Why Rachel Maddow is the Dreamiest. On yesterday's Meet the Press, MSNBC's First Lady of political commentary sat down with Hilary Rosen, Alex Castellanos, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers to discuss the political climate and policy formation of the current administration while examining Romney's Republican campaign. This video is maybe the clearest example I've seen of the total breakdown of communication between the parties in this election. Read More