I want to pause for a moment (in the midst of my many unfinished articles) to praise Rachel Maddow.
In the last few months, the host of MSNC’s The Rachel Maddow Show has eclipsed all other commentators with her incisive grasp of the whole Trump catastrophe. Every weekday evening, she reports on the headlines of the day, often having to encompass breaking news of the hour and even the minute. She does this with a velvety texture of articulation that combines humor, sarcasm and wit with a deep undercoating of holistic research.
This wonderful display brings together threads of seemingly disparate events, meshing them into new findings. I listen expectantly to her presentation, never for a moment willing to turn down the volume or walk out of the room.
Rachel is in her element. Each show, she builds in acuity while never embarking on a glory ride. The speed with which she and her staff absorb new data and release it in a coherent explanation complete with ramifications and potential futures is amazing.
I look forward to her nightly reviews of the upcoming impeachment hearings or the invocation of the 25th Amendment or (less likely) the aftermath of Trump’s resignation.
Take us through, Rachel!