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Today, tax returns aren't your only Homework

Today, tax returns aren't your only Homework

04/15/12 12:58PM

OK, #nerdland, we talked taxes today to lead off the show, so I think you already know what your tax-related "MHP" Homework is -- file! You have until Tuesday, April 17 this year. Don’t pull a Romney; get those 1040s completed and sent off. Once you’ve fulfilled your civic duty, curl up with a little light reading on other topics from today's show.If you really love cars, you will enjoy James Flink’s detailed account of how the automobile came to dominate American culture, public policy, and politics at the turn of the 20th century. read more

In our April 15 show, 'T' isn't just for taxes

04/15/12 09:22AM

A week ago Saturday, Melissa highlighted the story of Jenna Talackova, the aspiring Miss Universe pageant contestant who had been removed from the competition because she is transgendered, and the rules states that contestants must be "naturally born" women. Well, Talackova was born female, but she had the misfortune of being born female inside a male body. Similarly, Lucas Silveira, the frontman of the Cliks (whose video I posted above), was born male inside a female body. read more

Being transgender in America

Being transgender in America

04/14/12 08:00PM

Joining Melissa Harris-Perry are author Kate Bornstein, Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, and Mel Wymore, a... watch

Time to tax the rich?

Time to tax the rich?

04/14/12 08:00PM

Tax Day is approaching, and as it does, Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel - including U.S. News and World Reports' Rick Newman, Randa Fahmy Hudome, a former... watch

The all-American automobile

The all-American automobile

04/14/12 08:00PM

From the Vault: Melissa Harris-Perry delves into the "all-American" classic symbol of the automobile as she sets the stage on the weight the auto industry... watch

Do Melissa's Homework, for one day in your life

Do Melissa's Homework, for one day in your life

04/14/12 05:26PM

For months, we have been reporting on the assaults on women’s reproductive rights initiated and sustained by Republican legislators in states across America. But this week, the “war on women” conversation took a turn as Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney shifted the focus to the issue of women’s work both inside and outside the home.So #nerdland hosted a bipartisan conversation today about women, work and motherhood. read more

The April 14 preview: This Week in Outrage!™

04/14/12 09:11AM

This week, the political world spent an inordinate amount of time discussing something a CNN pundit said, and the Romney campaign and the Republican Party did their best to exploit it. For the record, here's what former record-industry lobbyist Hilary Rosen remarked about Mitt Romney's wife, Ann:'Well, you know my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues and when I listen to my wife that's what I'm hearing.' Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. read more

Good Look: Kerry Washington visits #nerdland

04/13/12 11:53PM

This week's Good Look, that segment from last week's shows that you just couldn't miss, was Melissa's interview with noted actor and activist Kerry Washington, star of the new ABC political drama series "Scandal." They discussed not just the show and the real-life inspiration for her role as a political "fixer" in the nation's capital -- they also delved into (Miss) Washington's politics, including her campaigning on behalf of Barack Obama in 2008, gender image, and the recent Republican spate of what she deemed to be "legislative violence against women." Take a look; the first segment of the read more

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