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Sound and fury, signifying no jobs

Sound and fury, signifying no jobs

07/12/12 12:45AM

There's not much to add on the successful vote yesterday to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the House of Representatives. The vote totals aren't really news, aside from perhaps the five Democrats who joined up with every single House Republican to vote down the now officially-constitutional law. It is difficult to disagree with Rep. read more

Britney Franco, Hannah Stydahar, AP

Young activists take the fight to Teen Vogue

07/11/12 06:38PM

You may recall that we closed out last Saturday's broadcast highlighting Melissa's "Foot Soldier," 14-year-old Julia Bluhm who through petitioning and protesting moved Seventeen magazine to issue a "Body Peace Treaty" -- promising to not alter girls bodies and faces in their magazine.Two New York girls, 16-year-old... read more

Attorney General Eric Holder addresses the NAACP on Tuesday.

Voter-ID laws are 'poll taxes,' says Holder

07/11/12 12:31PM

It's not just Rick Perry rejecting health care reform; Texas is also in the news this week for its state legislature fighting for for harsher voter-ID laws.After being shot down for failing its pre-clearance test required of states with a history of racial discrimination, the Lone Star State's latest voter-ID law is currently facing a... read more

Texas Gov. Rick Perry at last month's Texas Republican Convention.

Rick Perry rejects health reform, reality

07/10/12 02:08PM

The reaction of the Republican Party to the Supreme Court's upholding of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been, in a word, petulant. Yes, that will continue when House Republicans inevitably stage a meaningless vote to repeal the law. But forget about the bluster coming from Washington conservatives for a moment. read more

Meet Julia Bluhm, feminist media activist

Meet Julia Bluhm, feminist media activist

07/10/12 11:47AM

Melissa's "Foot Soldier" last weekend was Julia Bluhm: blogger, media activist with SPARK Summit -- and eighth grader. Despite not yet being seventeen, the 14-year-old ballet dancer from Maine took issue with magazines like Seventeen made her and her friends feel self-conscious through their Photoshopped and airbrushed photos.... read more

The #nerdland summer reading list

The #nerdland summer reading list

07/08/12 12:00PM

Ed. note: This is Melissa's Footnote, as delivered on today's show and seen below. We've added links to the books she describes. Happy reading, #nerdland.Summer is the season of books. Life slows down just enough to make room for us to read something more than our Twitter feed.So for today's Footnote, this is my Summer... read more

In our July 8 show, tricks aren't just for kids

07/08/12 09:30AM

Deception and misdirection is endemic to our politics, in ways both unfortunate and necessary. It's tough to pinpoint exactly where that is most evident, but today, we'll spotlight one egregious example: whatever Republicans are trying to pull on America by asking us to trust Mitt Romney. (And, for that matter, trying to pull on... read more

The battleground ‘chosen ones’

The battleground ‘chosen ones’

07/07/12 08:00PM

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, University of Pennsylvania’s Anthea Butler, and The Nation’s Ari Melber join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the skewed influence of voters in battleground states. watch

Female candidates fight for place in politics

Female candidates fight for place in politics

07/07/12 08:00PM

Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List and Arizona Congressional candidate Kyrsten Sinema join the Melissa Harris-Perry conversation on women in politics and what needs to be done to get more women in office. watch

Women assuming political power

Women assuming political power

07/07/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists continue their conversation on women in politics as they debate what is holding women back from assuming political power. watch

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