A popular refrain, from both sides of the political aisle, is that President Barack Obama hasn't done anything in his first year in office to make the country better. Conservatives will argue that the president is making things worse, while liberals are mad that Obama hasn't done nearly enough.
Never mind the whole he's-only-been-in-office-for-one-year thing and the fact that he's facing a ton of horribly complicated issues. These are things that won't be fixed instantly with the stroke of a pen. Even if reforms currently in the works are incremental at best, they're a start.
Rachel Maddow took on the subject on Tuesday night's show, and rather than highlight everything myself, I'll just let her do it:
Once again proving that Maddow is willing to touch subjects and ideas that the mainstream media won't dare -- because let's face it, who in the mainstream media actually wants to do any work?