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MSNBC host Chris Hayes explained on his program Thursday how the Bush administration--and specifically the former vice president's son-in-law--played a critical role in defeating regulations that would have strengthened federal oversight of chemical plants like the one that exploded and killed 15 people in West, Texas, last week.

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The MSNBC host got flak from conservative pundits and veterans groups for expressing discomfort with the act of automatically branding America’s fallen soldiers “heroes.” Under popular pressure, Hayes quickly apologized. But Erik Kain at Mother Jones wants us to take another look.

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MSNBC host Chris Hayes apologized for remarks he made on his Memorial Day-themed TV program Sunday, in which he told viewers he felt "uncomfortable" calling fallen soldiers "heroes."

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The Occupy Our Homes campaign kicked off last Tuesday when hundreds of people, including activists, neighborhood residents and a couple of City Council members, marched through a neglected Brooklyn neighborhood to open a foreclosed house to a homeless family. Last Tuesday, Occupy Wall Street moved Alfredo Carrasquillo and his family into a vacant home in Brooklyn.

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