Steve Benen

Steve Benen is an MSNBC contributor, and a producer for The Rachel Maddow Show. He wrote the Washington Monthly‘s Political Animal from 2008 to 2012. His background includes publishing The Carpetbagger Report, and writing for a variety of publications, including Talking Points MemoThe American Prospect, the Huffington Post, and The Guardian. He has also appeared on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” Air America Radio’s “Sam Seder Show,” and XM Radio’s “POTUS ’08.”

Steve received his Master’s degree from the George Washington University in 1996, and has written for Democratic candidates nationwide. He lives in Vermont with his wife.


Good cop, bad cop

GOOD COP, BAD COP….Responding to a reporter’s question today in Beijing, the president seemed anxious to tone down the rhetoric. “People should feel comfortable about expressing their opinions about Iraq. I heard somebody say, well, maybe so-and-so is not patriotic because they disagree with my position. I totally reject that thought. This is not an… Read more »