Rachel Maddow

American Television Host, Commentator

birthdate: April 1
birthplace: Castro Valley, California

But here's the thing about rights - they're not actually supposed to be voted on. That's why they're called rights.

The biggest divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, it's between people who care and people who don't care.

People are not poor because they think it sounds like a great idea. People are poor because they don't have any other opportunities. We need to raise as many boats as we can. Helping out rich people was a theory that we tried. It did not help anybody else except rich people.

I'm undoubtedly a liberal, which means that I'm in almost total agreement with the Eisenhower-era Republican party platform.

Feminism is itself a challenge. Feminism is a challenge to the way things are in the world. It is by definition an oppositional movement, because it's trying to accomplish something. I've never felt like feminism was a consciousness raising effort in isolation. Everything about feminism is about getting something in the world to get better for women, and to get the world to be less stupid on gender bifurcation terms.

If the argument against it [labeling GMO foods] from the industry is that I will hysterically, as a consumer, make a decision if I see that label not to buy that corn, well, the solution to that is not then to make it a secret thing that I'm ingesting it but rather to convince me that it's safe.

Do stuff you will enjoy thinking about and telling stories about for many years to come. Do stuff you will want to brag about.

War is destructive. The idea that you can do something constructive with war is becoming this facile, dangerous, intellectually lax political interpretation of military counterinsurgency theory.

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