It’s a double shot Monday… Midway through this morning’s show, I got an email from Randi Rhodes’ producer asking if I’d be able to fill in for her today.  So now, at 7:30 pm, I’m finally sitting down to write today’s post.

Needless to say, it was a busy day!  Here’s part one:

Late yesterday, we were treated to more of our nation’s unflattering secrets, courtesy of WikiLeaks.  This time, the leaks deal with one of our least attractive features – Guantanamo Bay.  To fill us in on what he was able to glean from the files as of this morning, I invited The Nation’s Greg Mitchell to come on the show.  He’s been live-blogging WikiLeaks for The Nation for the last 149 days.

If you want more, Greg has already written two books on the subject: The Age of WikiLeaks and the new Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences.

Russ Baker also joined in the conversation this morning.  He’s the founder and publisher of the investigative journalist site, and author of Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces that Put it in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America. Russ will be in Miami tomorrow night for a book talk and signing at Books and Books in Coral Gables.  If you’re in that neck of the woods, it’ll be a fun and very informative night!

And every Monday morning, I’m joined by Nicole Belle of Crooks and Liars to talk about what happened on the Sunday talk shows – a segment we call Fools in the Hill. This week, I picked the clips…

David Brooks on MTP talking abt energy independence and Natural Gas

And more…  Today’s show is embedded at the top of this post.  This afternoon’s fill-in for Randi Rhodes is coming shortly!