Elizabeth Warren?”. Just like in any romantic movie, during their first meeting, Rachel Maddow was doing her job. The New York Times had reconsidered its stance, and its reporter Michael Schmidt went on as a guest two nights in a row. When the show is over, she wipes off her makeup, removes her contacts and changes into her civilian clothing. She asked him for tips, and he gave her notes on her angles, her affect, her presentation. Maddow is right to question the summarizing of a 300ish-page report into four measly pages, to insist on transparency, to challenge the motives of the Trump-friendly AG—and she’s not alone in doing so. Maddow kicking a package of paper into her office near her printer. Join me for what I GUARANTEE is my last night this week hosting @Maddow. “I wasn’t psyched about living in a student-dominated environment,” she told me. Maddow essentially delivers an essay every night before moving into interviews and shorter blocks of analyses, all of which she writes with the help of a team of producers. Come on. “He was a freaking very conspiratorial, very paranoid, very right-wing guy,” she said. I brought a bottle of rosé, and she poured it into glasses decorated with charms that featured Russia-investigation figures on one side and characters from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” on the other. Turning on her show this week was like discovering a Facebook friend is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Nicolle Wallace, who served as George W. Bush’s communications director and now hosts her own show on MSNBC, has made a similar calculation and has said she is “triggered by the use of the White House property” for “spewing hate speech” and “lies.” While Wallace is motivated by moral outrage, Maddow made the decision reluctantly and against her own impulses. Between writing her book, making her show and reporting to physical therapy, she had no time to herself. What happened to Rachel Maddow? It gets a little complicated, but we’ve got the timeline down perfectly. Maddow with her staff at a daily production meeting in September. She had five hours to write the thing. I am just surmising from publicly available data!”, At 8:57 on Sept. 23, the night before Representative Nancy Pelosi would call for an impeachment inquiry into Trump, Maddow limped out onto her show’s cavernous soundstage in Adidas sneakers and a black velvet blazer. If you were waiting to see Trump's elusive health care plan before Election Day, I have some bad news for you. Willa Paskin The sooner Republicans rediscover the principles they "used to believe in," the sooner Trump will stop assuming he can get away with anything. The Rachel Maddow Show airs on weeknights at 9 p.m. After alleging election fraud in Nevada, Ric Grenell was pressed to present some kind of evidence to bolster his claim. She looks the same as she did, she even sounds the same, but 15 minutes into a conspiratorial rant with no sense of proportion or, honestly, responsibility, you realize that something has gone wildly wrong: She wants to believe the instantly impeachable truth is out there more than she wants the truth, as gnarly and corrupt as it is. There’s gravitas: That’s part of it,” she said. Trump's approach to intelligence is a bit like his media consumption: he seeks out those who'll tell him what he wants to hear. Willa Paskin, Slate March 31, 2019. Sorry!”, “Be careful with her!” Emily said to Ed, and then, as she saw Maddow breaking away and toward the car, she urgently called out: “So — so what do you think? Trump's prediction that Republicans would take the House was difficult to take seriously, but that doesn't mean House Dems are celebrating the 2020 results. Rachel Maddow was raised as a Catholic. When the campus newspaper wrote about it, it characterized Maddow as suspicious of “the censoring effect of politically correct attitudes on campus.” The piece went on: “Maddow said that she would prefer if people who are against homosexuality felt comfortable enough to express their hostile feelings so that she could address the issue.” She found it instructive to interrogate the divide, face to face.