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, April 27, 2011: •MSNBC's Rachel Maddow had the highest program in cable news that wasn't on Fox News Wednesday night, with 429,000 viewers 25-54. That put Maddow solidly in second place at 9 p.m., and just 56,000... 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