Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs appeared in his new role as MSNBC contributor on Sunday and acknowledged it was official policy within the administration of President Barack Obama to not acknowledge the existence of a drone program.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday February 25, 2013 11:30 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday August 18, 2012 4:00 pm|
Most liberals in the United States seem to prefer ignoring what is happening with WikiLeaks, particularly its founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange. Either they are totally repulsed by Assange as an individual, they do not consider WikiLeaks to have provided a valuable service by releasing previously classified documents, the way the United States government is pursuing WikiLeaks founders, owners, managers, staffers and others connected doesn’t bother them or the story at this point is so complicated that they do not have the patience to sort out all the details to figure out the truth.
These various viewpoints inevitably lead to a contention that the era of WikiLeaks is over and, perhaps, the organization never really mattered that much at all.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday June 20, 2012 10:59 am|
If, like me, you have been following Chris Hayes on Twitter for an extended period of time, you’ve been aware of his book project on the loss of faith in institutions. He’s engaged in a public display of the writing and publishing process for over two years. And for all that time, I have pictured him responding to the steady drumbeat of institutional failures with emergency rewrites. Wait, the debt limit deal! Hold page 73! What, a coach at Penn State molested young boys for years and nobody did anything about it? I’m going to need another chapter! (Indeed, the saga of Jerry Sandusky does eke its way into the narrative.) We chat with author Chis Hayes about is new book.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday June 3, 2012 6:45 am|
This morning, Chris Hayes did a segment on his show that examined President Barack Obama’s reported “kill list,” whether the number of civilians being killed by drones is being hidden from the American public, and whether the program is, in fact, legal as the Obama administration claims. The segment aired just days after a major story by the New York Times on the “kill list” catapulted US drone policy into the national conversation. It also was one of the few segments that MSNBC aired on the Obama administration’s drone program all week.
Colonel Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst, Hina Shamsi from the ACLU’s National Security Project, Jeremy Scahill of The Nation magazine and Josh Treviño of the Texas Public Policy Foundation appeared on the program for the discussion.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday May 30, 2012 1:30 am|
On Memorial Day, as I learned from one of Bill O’Reilly’s “for kids” books, there is something that occurs but once a year (ok, twice). GI Joe comes from the D.E.W. Line in his magical tank and bestows gifts upon military veterans for their service (“hope you weren’t counting on the ‘Dream Act’ but here’s the gift of PTSD José“). Hey, it’s right there on page 1, 29, or 187, look it up.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday May 29, 2012 2:50 pm|
I haven’t fully weighed in on Chris Hayes’ segment from Sunday about the use of concepts like heroism and valor when discussing the US military, and I’m not sure I have to. Conor Friedersdorf, a conservative, says most of what needs to be said here. Meanwhile, NBC shamelessly invited guests to attack Hayes while misrepresenting what he said.
|By: Scarecrow Wednesday July 6, 2011 9:19 am|
It you want to see how badly led and captive the Democratic leadership has become over mindless deficit hysteria, just watch Jim Clyburn dodge Chris Hayes’ questions on MSNBC’s Last Word.
|By: Gregg Levine Wednesday November 24, 2010 1:45 pm|
Ignoring the anger and demonizing the angry does not service liberty or security, and it doesn’t do much for the causes of progressives or the Democratic Party, either.
|By: David Dayen Saturday July 31, 2010 6:00 pm|
When I took to Twitter the other night and mused that Chris Hayes should use some of his time filling in for Rachel Maddow to highlight the failed HAMP program and the forgotten foreclosure crisis, I didn’t think he’d come up with something so focused and cogent. But there it is to your right. Hayes hit the important point – that this is a Treasury program, and they had $50 billion to do basically whatever they wanted to stop foreclosures. The Administration chose this as their method, without any need to hedge because of Republicans or ConservaDems. And what they chose may be, as Chris said, “the single biggest failure of the Obama Administration.”
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday May 12, 2010 6:50 am|
Remarkably, the Audit the Fed movement includes all of the 96 Senators who were present Tuesday.