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GOP lawmaker releases pro-marriage equality ad

10/11/12 12:58PM

Washington State Representative Maureen Walsh recently filmed a PSA in favor of marriage equality in the Evergreen State. Walsh, a third-term Republican Representative, is advocating for the passage of Referendum 74, which would allow same-sex couples to marry in Washington. In the 30-second PSA, Walsh said the issue of marriage equality was a "question of fundamental fairness" and that it was not her, or anyone else's, place to stop a couple from benefiting in the "incredible bond of marriage." read more

GOP lawmaker releases pro-marriage equality ad

10/11/12 12:58PM

Washington State Representative Maureen Walsh recently filmed a PSA in favor of marriage equality in the Evergreen State. Walsh, a third-term Republican Representative, is advocating for the passage of Referendum 74, which would allow same-sex couples to marry in Washington.In the 30-second PSA, Walsh said the issue of marriage equality was a "question of fundamental fairness" and that it was not her, or anyone else's, place to stop a couple from benefiting in the "incredible bond of marriage.""As a Republican, I don't believe the government should tell anyone who they can or cannot marry," Wa read more

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Victims of sexual assault slam Akin in latest McCaskill ads

10/10/12 04:34PM

In a powerful three-point punch to her opponent Todd Akin's damning remarks on "legitimate rape," Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill released a blitz of TV spots featuring testimonials from rape survivors. One ad features Diana—a self-described Republican, pro-life mother, and rape survivor. Another stars Rachel who shares how she was "brutally raped in a home invasion." A third highlights Joanie, another pro-life mother and survivor of an "extremely violent sexual assault." All three women are uniting with McCaskill to take down Akin in the Missouri Senate race. read more

Victims of sexual assault slam Akin in latest McCaskill ads

10/10/12 04:10PM

In a powerful three-point punch to her opponent Todd Akin's damning remarks on "legitimate rape," Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill released a blitz of TV spots featuring testimonials from rape survivors.One ad features Diana—a self-described Republican, pro-life mother, and rape survivor. read more

Debo Adegbile of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, on our show last Sunday.

Why diversity in higher education isn't optional

10/10/12 01:54PM

This is a guest column by one of our Sunday guests, Debo Adegbile, who is the Acting President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF). LDF argued the Fisher v. Texas case in the federal appellate court, and filed a friend of the court brief in the Supreme Court. You can follow him on Twitter at @DeboLDF.For many students, college is the first time that they have meaningful interactions with people of other races. read more

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Why diversity in higher education isn't optional

10/10/12 01:54AM

This is a guest column by one of our Sunday guests, Debo Adegbile, who is the Acting President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF). LDF argued the Fisher v. Texas case in the federal appellate court, and filed a friend of the court brief in the Supreme Court. You can follow him on Twitter at@DeboLDF.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers an address centered upon foreign policy yesterday at the Virginia Military Institute.

Mitt Romney would like to reintroduce himself

10/09/12 11:44AM

Next Tuesday will mark six years since the normally mild-mannered Dennis Green famously lost his temper at a press conference following a crushing loss his Arizona Cardinals suffered at the hands of the Chicago Bears. Green, then Arizona's head coach, saw his team blow what seemed to be an insurmountable lead late in the game, and lose at home on Monday Night Football. I'll spare all the specifics that NFL Films covers well in this video -- one which you should watch in order to see Green spit hot fire:The Bears are what we thought they were. They're what we thought they were. read more

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers a foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

Mitt Romney would like to reintroduce himself

10/09/12 11:44AM

Next Tuesday will mark six years since the normally mild-mannered Dennis Green famously lost his temper at a press conference following a crushing loss his Arizona Cardinals suffered at the hands of the Chicago Bears. Green, then Arizona's head coach, saw his team blow what seemed to be an insurmountable lead late in the game, and lose at home on Monday Night Football. I'll spare all the specifics that NFL Films covers well in this video -- one which you should watch in order to see Green spit hot fire:
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MHP: Affirmative action 'a policy that works'

10/08/12 08:00AM

Editor's note: Melissa toughed out Sunday's two-hour broadcast with laryngitis, but doing so meant the sacrifice of some of her longer segment introductions. Below is the essay which she intended to deliver prior to our discussion of affirmative action, and the very important reason it is back in the news this week.All eyes will be on the Supreme Court this Wednesday as the justices hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. That's the case which is putting the often challenged practice of Affirmative Action front and center. read more

Early voting restored in Ohio

Early voting restored in Ohio

10/07/12 12:20PM

Melissa Harris-Perry has the latest in "This Week in Voter Suppression" with some good news: early voting for the weekend before the November 6 election was restored in Ohio. Cincinnati City Councilman Christopher Smitherman joins to discuss. watch

In our October 7 show, we'll keep it quiet

10/07/12 09:57AM

So, as you heard if you follow Melissa on Twitter, she's keeping her voice very low this morning. Mostly, because we here on the #nerdland staff are begging her to.Shortly after yesterday's show, there were signs that Melissa's head cold began stealing her voice, reducing it to little more than a whisper. In the hopes of preventing one of our guests, "The Cycle" co-host Steve Kornacki, from becoming "MHP" impromptu guest host Steve Kornacki, we've asked her to save her voice for the show. Despite the whispers, the beat indeed goes on. read more

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Voting for Obama isn't the 'white man's burden'

10/07/12 09:42AM

On Saturday's edition of her msnbc show, Melissa Harris-Perry read an open letter to Washington Post George Will, whose October 1 column posited that President Obama's good fortune in the polls to this point was due less to white guilt over giving up on America's first black president. Every now and then, I like to push back from the big panel and give some people individualized attention. And sometimes the best way to make your point is with a personalized touch, like a letter. So George Will, this one's for you. Dear George. It's me ... Melissa. read more

Melissa's open letter to George Will

10/06/12 03:17PM

Today's show had plenty of highlights. Perhaps tops among them was Melissa's open letter to Washington Post George Will, whose October 1 column posited that President Obama's good fortune in the polls to this point was due less to white guilt over giving up on America's first black president. read more

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