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An open letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal

An open letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal

11/16/12 07:00PM

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is the recipient of Melissa Harris-Perry's open letter this week for--among other reasons--refusing to set up the state-run insurance exchange now required under the Affordable Care Act. watch

A safe space for LGBT youth

A safe space for LGBT youth

11/16/12 07:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry pays tribute to Transgender Awareness Week and the work of Carl Siciliano, the executive director of Ali Forney, an organization dedicated to providing a safe space for LGBT youth. watch

A lesson from Lincoln

A lesson from Lincoln

11/16/12 07:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests talk about Abe Lincoln's historical significance, and why he continues to influence the nation and our leaders. watch

Palestinians call for help as they stand next to a damaged building after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Sunday. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Why Israel and Hamas want to go to war

11/16/12 06:55PM

The escalation of violence in Gaza will have a predictable outcome. The winners of this war will be both Hamas and the Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu. Once again, cynical political calculations on both sides has triggered a cycle of “attack and response” that will consolidate their bases of support and further diminish the prospect of a peace process. read more

Mitt Romney conceding the election to President Obama on November 7, 2012 in Boston.  (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Talking in code: Why Romney blamed Obama's 'gifts'

11/14/12 07:11PM

Commentators across the political spectrum have offered their views on why President Obama won. Mitt Romney has now weighed in with his own analysis, blaming the loss on "the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people" receiving "gifts" from the Obama administration. In a taped conversation with donors (yes, again), Romney singled out the folks he believes caused his downfall:
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Democratic Congresswomen-elect Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa congratulate one another on their wins Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Who are the newly-elected 'Ones to Watch?' Ask #nerdland

11/11/12 05:14PM

Today on Melissa Harris-Perry, our host and guests weighed in with their post-election picks for the "Ones to Watch," concentrating on the newly-elected senators, governors, and members of the House of Representatives on whom we should be focusing our attention. Some are surprise winners, some made history just by being elected, and some are already being called future leaders of their party. And some of them, frankly, we just need to keep our eyes on to make sure they don't make a worse mess of Washington. read more

The ones to watch for 2016

The ones to watch for 2016

11/10/12 07:00PM

Though the 2012 elections just came to a close, Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists share their picks on the politicians to keep an eye on over the next few years. watch

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