Rachel Maddow Endures Tricksy Politicians With Sleater-Kinney Jams

Rachel Maddow, bastion of political information in bold frames, shared her top five punk songs to help us survive the midterm elections on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Not sure if you've noticed, but the Democrats are chasing black folks around while Colorado politicians who've long been against a women's right to… » 10/21/14 11:30am 10/21/14 11:30am

The National Review Just Fake Geek Girl'd Neil deGrasse Tyson

It would seem the National Review looked up and realized that suddenly, its stockpile of liberal stereotypes were out of date. The old standbys like "latte-swilling limousine liberals" "hairy-legged radical feminists" and "effete Ivory Tower collectivists" just don't have the same punch. Meet the statistics-spewing,… » 7/31/14 4:40pm 7/31/14 4:40pm

Republicans Let a Woman Talk So Obviously They Don't Hate Women

Last night, the GOP's response to the President's State of the Union made history: a woman delivered it. Two women, actually. See? They're not alienating to women at all, unless you count the other stuff they did yesterday, which includes passing a bill that would make it all but impossible for many women to pay for… » 1/29/14 11:40am 1/29/14 11:40am

Rand Paul Threatens to Quit Politics In What Maddow Calls a 'Meltdown'

In a Tuesday interview with the New York Times, Senator Rand Paul finally admitted that he sort of fucked up with this whole plagiarism controversy. Until now, the Kentucky Junior Senator has been defensive and downright hostile when confronted with the fact that his staff has repeatedly taken portions of articles… » 11/07/13 11:40am 11/07/13 11:40am

Rachel Maddow Basically Tells Rand Paul to Fucking Grow Up Already

Last night on her show, Rachel Maddow addressed Rand Paul's comments from over the weekend when the Senator, while talking to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week, expressed a desire to duel Maddow over her recent claims that Paul plagiarized large parts of his books and speeches from Wikipedia and other sources.… » 11/05/13 12:00pm 11/05/13 12:00pm

Rand Paul Wishes Dueling Were Legal So He Could Fight Rachel Maddow

Attention everyone! Senator Rand Paul will not be allowing Rachel Maddow to ruin his reputation with her (indisputable) claims that the Kentucky Republican has been plagiarizing parts of his speeches directly from Wikipedia. In fact, if it were up to him, he'd challenge her to a duel right here and now because, as… » 11/04/13 3:55pm 11/04/13 3:55pm

Rachel Maddow Takes Down the Nuttiest Republicans In One Fell Swoop

Well. Not all of the nuttiest republicans, but she does make pretty good cases against New Jersey's Steve Lonegan, Oregon's Art Robinson, Barfville's Donald Trump, Iowa Rep. Steve King, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert and Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Buck McKeon. And she does it in less than 8 minutes. » 8/13/13 11:00am 8/13/13 11:00am

Happy Valentine's Day, from Us to You

Happy Valentine's Day, everybody! While for many this holiday has come to mean packed restaurants, shitty tasting menus or sitting at home pounding through a box of drugstore chocolate by yourself (amateur mistake: wait until tomorrow when all of the candy is on sale), we've decided to take a less cynical approach and… » 2/14/13 3:30pm 2/14/13 3:30pm

Sandra Fluke Gives the Romney/Ryan Ticket a Stern Talking-To

Sandra Fluke spoke at the Democratic National Convention tonight, and pretty much called Mitt Romney out for being a coward. In front of eeeevvvveryone. If she'd made her speech in a lunchroom with middle school Democrats on one side and middle school Republicans on another, there would have been a low, rumbling… » 9/05/12 11:35pm 9/05/12 11:35pm

Rachel Maddow Opens Up About Her Depression And Feeling Like a Failure

For anyone who's ever suffered from depression or even some good old-fashioned self-doubt, it's nice to know that you're not alone. Even the uber-successful and amazingly talented Rachel Maddow has her moments of getting down on herself and feeling depressed. She told Rolling Stone that she often turns on herself: » 7/02/12 11:20pm 7/02/12 11:20pm

Congresswoman Who Was Raped Understandably Pissed at Passage of…

Congresswoman Gwen Moore, a Democrat from Wisconsin, told reporters that the watered down House Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act was insulting to her as a woman of color, and as a rape victim. The House's version of the bill stripped away provisions from the Senate version of the bill that would… » 5/17/12 6:30pm 5/17/12 6:30pm

Watch Rachel Maddow Own GOP Strategist Alex Castellanos After He Claims…

Beware people who begin the arguments with the word "actually" because, more often than not, they're about to lay down a thick layer of nasally, affected condescension. At least, that's what happens in this clip from a Meet the Press confrontation between fact-marshalling Rachel Maddow and obfuscating GOP strategist… » 4/29/12 3:30pm 4/29/12 3:30pm