Nicole Sandler applauds Anonymous for their #HoodsOff action exposing KKK members near Ferguson and elsewhere as tensions rise in expectation of a Grand Jury decision on the fate of the cop who shot Mike Brown. Howie Klein is back with the segment formerly knows as The Steve Israel Hour. Plus, is this the Obama we've been waiting for?
Nicole talks about the Democratic Party and her belief that it needs to make some big changes. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim explains Elizabeth Warren's new leadership position in the senate, and their ill-fated decision to hold a vote on the KXL pipeline. In hour two, it's Flashback Friday with Aimee Mann and Michael Penn
On Friday afternoon, twitter was all a-tweet with the news that MSNBC had suspended Keith Olbermann - INDEFINITELY! - because he had the hubris to donate to three political campaigns... without asking permission from the corporation first! That's the important part. Not the fact that someone working for this news organization made a political contribution, but that he didn't ask permission first! Seriously?!?! This is the corporatocracy of which we've been warned. (And the right screams of 'facism'? Seriously?) Well, after a weekend of hand-wringing and petition signing, MSNBC chief Phil Griffin this morning announced that Keith will be back [...]