Here’s a clip of Rich Lowry’s appearance with Charlie Rose from Tuesday. With a year of debate, this was probably the best half-hour I’ve seen, thanks in large part to Lawrence O’Donnell – who was calm, rational, and informative throughout. This is a 180-degree change from the O’Donnell we’re used to seeing in semi-lunatic mode on MSDNC. (Parts 2, 3, and 4 of the interview here) But, hey, if the suits at NBC News are happy with their ratings going the angry-clown route to political discourse, so be it. Rich, as expected, is his usual calm, rational, and informative self.