Reihan Salam

(h/t Heather for video and transcripts) At the National Review Conference (which was televised by C-Span), the overriding topic under discussion is how the right got things so very wrong. Reihan Salam interviewed the Jabba pundit emeritus John Read more...
The election is finally over, so what happens next? Reihan Salam, a conservative blogger at National Review Online’s “The Agenda”, and long-time New York Times columnist Bob Herbert join Bill to assess and debate how the election revealed changes in American social and political culture. They also discuss what Obama’s re-election means for working families and people at the bottom of our economic ladder. Read more...
Chris Hayes and his panel members Reihan Salam, Maria Hinojosa, Nancy Cohen and Kai Wright discussed the potential implications for presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's campaign after the release of this audio from 2008 uncovered by Right Wing Read more...
Rep. Jerrold Nadler joined the set of Chris Hayes' new show, Up With Chris Hayes on MSNBC this Sunday morning to talk about President Obama's proposal to increase the tax rate on millionaires and a bill he's going to be introducing this week Read more...
Chris Matthews asks his panel about one of his favorite topics, how the left wing of the Democratic Party is going to react to more hippie punching and triangulating from President Obama. I think they are underestimating just how sour the mood of Read more...

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Chris Matthews asked his panel on his weekend bobble-head show if this is "the perfect storm to actually reduce the federal debt over time" by which I'm sure he means some Shock Doctrine style cuts to Social Security and privatizing Medicaid by Read more...
During the "Tell me something I don't know" segment of The Chris Matthews Show, conservative columnist Reihan Salam suggests that after this dust up over the TSA's invasive searches, the right is suddenly going to start caring about Americans' civil Read more...
Bill Maher got his right wing guests, the National Review's Reihan Salam and Fox New's Margaret Hoover on this week's edition of Real Time worked up when he asked why all the recent political violence is coming from the right. Salam reminded me a bit of Howard Fineman on Hardball the other day who couldn't name anyone on the left that equaled the violence we're seeing from the right either and reached back to the Weather Underground as an example of a violent group on the left, which Maher pointed out existed before he was born. Fox's Margaret Hoover tried painting Joy Behar with the same brush as the Kentucky head-stomper for her comments on The View, which as Lawrence O'Donnell pointed out, is completely ridiculous. Read more...
After playing some of the extreme rhetoric coming from the likes of Newt Gingrich and Glenn Beck, Chris Matthews asks what’s driving the hysteria over the so called “ground zero mosque” and the apocalyptic language coming from the likes of Read more...