RACHEL MADDOW, the MSNBC talking head, has a new book out, "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power". Kevin Drum of Mother Jones says that if you can get past Ms Maddow's facile cable-news snark, "there's a deadly serious argument here that deserves way more attention than it gets." The gist of her argument is that the erosion of limits on executive power has made war-making too easy and too accountable, and so barriers to war-making ought to be restored.
Cable news ratings, May 27, 2011: •MSNBC's Rachel Maddow had the highest-rated show in cable news Friday night in terms of viewers 25-54. Maddow had an average audience of 388,000 viewers in the demo, easily winning the 9 p.m. hour ... Read Post
As the nuclear crisis in Japan continues to unfold, cable news has tried, with varying degrees of success, to explain what’s happening within the imperiled nuclear facilities. From a news consumer’s point of view, MSNBC’s Rachel Mad... Read Post