MSNBC needs to give Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks his own show. It might help make up for them getting rid of David Shuster. Dylan Ratigan has taken a shine to Cenk and he let Ratigan fill in while he was away on his radio show and then Uygur subbed for Ratigan for part of the week on MSNBC while he was on vacation. This week they're letting him sub for the 3pm eastern spot while one of their other hosts is on vaction.
They're doing a big push over at FDL for marijuana legalization and Jon Walker has more on Cenk's interview with Bruce Fein.
Ronald Reagan’s former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Fein, a member of the Just Say Now advisory board, appeared earlier today on MSNBC to make the conservative argument in support of allowing states to legalize and regulate marijuana.
When Cenk Uygur asked why Fein is supporting efforts to legalize marijuana, Fein’s response was simply that the current policy has proved to be a costly failure and needs to be re-examined.
There is an obverse to the proverb “if it’s not broken don’t fix it,” but if it is broken than you need to try to fix it. And I think at best you can describe the last 40 years and trillion dollars as an incomplete success. We see the marijuana trade fueling the drug cartels in Mexico, the incidence of drugs has really not been dented.
Cenk came back on the air during the following hour on Ratigan's show and gave this rant on gay marriage. He's right. How can allowing gay people to get married ever do as much harm to marriage as Larry King and Elizabeth Taylor? The religious right love to have someone to demonize and fear monger about how "the gays" are going to destroy marriage but they never talk about banning divorce. And as Cenk points out there's a whole lot of other stuff that's in the Bible that they gladly ignore as well.
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