100 Women We Love Class of 2010

As the first decade of the new millennium comes to an end, we take a moment to celebrate 100 out lesbians who have made the past year one of inspiring change and amazing progress.

Rachel Maddow

Every weeknight, Rachel Maddow tackles the issues that matter with her signature brainy wit as the host of the hugely popular The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. In 2009, the primetime news hour was named one of the top shows of the decade by the Washington Post, adding to the slew of honors from previous years. A Rhodes Scholar with a doctorate from Oxford University, Maddow merges the intellectual and the silly, adding much-needed humor to cable news’ political commentary. A savvy media maven, Maddow originally rose to fame as a host on the now-defunct Air America Radio. In addition to hosting duties, she Tweets regularly and offers brief commentary and links to articles on The Rachel Maddow Show’s blog. -CB

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