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Belcher shooting an act of domestic violence

Belcher shooting an act of domestic violence

12/08/12 07:00PM

Jessica Valenti, contributor at The Nation, joins Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about how the tragic story of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher who shot and killed his girlfriend before taking his own life, shows an act of domestic violence. watch

Genuine advocacy, or just pretend?

Genuine advocacy, or just pretend?

12/08/12 07:00PM

Sudhir Venkatesh, professor of sociology at Columbia University, joins to talk about the great pretenders - the advocates who make a show of bringing issues to the limelight while also running the risk of appearing inauthentic. watch

Will states turn down health insurance...

Will states turn down health insurance exchanges?

12/08/12 07:00PM

New York University professor Kenji Yoshino, Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., Demos fellow Bob Herbert, and Jay Angoff, former director at the Department of health and Human Services, join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the health care exchange options... watch

When it's more than just pretend

When it's more than just pretend

12/08/12 07:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests talk about how advocates of issues run the risk of appearing inauthentic in their attempts to bring those issues to the limelight. But is it worth it? watch

Chris Christie rejects health care exchange

Chris Christie rejects health care exchange

12/08/12 07:00PM

Dr. Herb Smitherman, assistant dean of community and urban health at Wayne State University School of Medicine, joins Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the stakes behind the states opting to turn down Medicaid expansion. watch

People seeking jobs wait in line to speak to over 60 employers at an employment fair May 3, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP)

Unemployed in danger of being pushed over fiscal cliff

12/08/12 05:56PM

House Speaker John Boehner is starting to sound like a broken record when he says there has been "no progress" on the fiscal cliff negotiations. But tell that to the 2.1 million Americans who could be launched over the cliff come January without the brace from the social safety net. read more

Melissa Harris-Perry delivers her open letter to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder who has promised to sign a union-busting right-to-work bill in his state. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Harris-Perry)

A plea to Michigan's governor: Don't pull a Scott Walker

12/08/12 02:35PM

Washington's partisan stalemate over the fiscal cliff has left the future of America's recession-battered middle class hanging in the balance. But meanwhile, in Michigan, a Republican-controlled government has had no problems pushing through a different kind of legislation that is threatening to erode one of the very foundations upon... read more

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