Mark Finkelstein
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Mark's undergrad degree is from Cornell. He has law degrees from SUNY Buffalo and Harvard. He practiced law in NYC, Mexico City, and Paris, before doing a stint as a pro tennis manager and tournament organizer. He returned to his college town of Ithaca, NY and got involved in real estate development and politics.

In 2011, Mark moved to Pecan Plantation, TX, and in 2018, to Oak Island, NC.

Mark's a dog lover who has used his small plane to do many dog-rescue flights. He speaks Spanish and French.
 

On Morning Joe, gloating over the resignation of Conservative UK PM Boris Johnson, and casting it as a sign of the demise of conservative populism worldwide, Mika Brzezinski speaks of the "crushing defeat" of Marine Le Pen in France. Le Pen did lose to Macron earlier this year, but cut his winning margin in half. And in the parliamentary elections just last month, Le Pen's party won 10 times as many seats as in the previous election, denying Macron's party the majority. The Associated Press wrote, "France faced an ecstatic Marine Le Pen on Monday after her party’s far-right candidates sent shockwaves through the political establishment."

Nicolle Wallace's MSNBC show, discussing the Highland Park shootings in which seven people were killed, focuses on the problem of young "white males." o mention is made of the shooting over the July 4th weekend in Chicago, in which 10 people were killed, let alone of the suspected race of the shooters.

On her MSNBC show, Nicolle Wallace and a guest mention that the Highland Park shooter who killed seven people was "white," but ignores 10 killings over same weekend in nearby Chicago, and never mentions race of shooters there.

On Jonathan Capehart's Sunday Show, MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner says that

On Jonathan Capehart's show, MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner says "I don't believe for a minute they're [the conservative Justices on the Supreme Court] not going to come after desegregation."

On her MSNBC show, condemning companies that on the one hand pay travel expenses for employees traveling to states where abortion is legal but on the other contribute to pro-life politicians says, "you can't dance with the Devil and the Lord at the same time."

On CNN's New Day, George Conway, co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, analogizes Donald Trump's legal jeopardy to that of O.J. Simpson in the case in which Simpson was convicted of using illegal means—a gun—to take back goods he believed had been stolen from him. Conway argued that even if Trump believed the election had been stolen from him, he used force--the Capitol Hill riot--to attempt to take the election back.

On Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski works Know Your Value, the title of her book, into her praise for the testimony of former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson before the J6 Committee.

On Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski calls the Democrat party "the world's last best hope against fascism." She repeatedly accuses Republicans of being "fascists." Brzezinski urges Americans to register and vote, and give Democrats an "overwhelming majority."

On his MSNBC show, Jonathan Capehart says that a line from the SCOTUS decision overturning New York's very restrictive law on the right to carry makes his "blood run cold" because it recognizes a right to carry for "ordinary self-defense."