Who’ll Be The Last To Die For A Mistake?

I don't know the answer, but the mistake in Afghanistan will last for, at least, three more years.  In case you didn't hear the president's speech last night, you can watch it here: This morning on my show, I spoke with Derrick Crowe of Rethink Afghanistan and Richard Allen Smith, Vice Chairman of VoteVets to get their opinions. Although their reasons differed slightly, they both agreed with me that the plan doesn't get our troops home nearly quickly enough. If you haven't yet watched Rethink Afghanistan, please follow the link and watch the documentary.  I think that, after you do, [...]

What Happened in Vegas will be Heard on the Radio!

Yes, on tonight's show, I'll share some of the highlights of Netroots Nation, which wrapped up yesterday in Las Vegas.  I made it through with little injury, despite my best efforts. I thoroughly embarrassed myself in front of Amy Goodman, Brad Friedman, Jason Leopold, Shannyn Moore, Jeanne Devon, and a whole host of others... but some of them embarrassed themselves too! I was fortunate enough to do the show from the exhibit hall on Thursday (just scroll down to listen to the show with Amy Goodman, Brad Friedman, Shannyn Moore, Jeanne Devon, Markos Moulitsas, the executive directors of [...]

General McChrystal is Summoned to Washington

It's now Tuesday, so the weirdness that was Monday has passed. Or so we thought! I awoke this morning to the same headlines as everyone else: The Runaway General.  That's the name of the incredible new piece in Rolling Stone with the subtitle, "Stanley McChrystal, Obama's top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House."  Yikes! So, obviously, no shortage of things to talk about today! We'll begin the show with Christina Bellantoni, senior reporter for Talking Points Memo, who's written at [...]

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