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On Katrina's anniversary, a bit of Homework

08/25/12 03:33PM

We discussed today the continuing legacy of Hurricane Katrina, seven years after the catastrophic levee failure that devastated the city. I mentioned that Perspectives on Politics, a leading journal of the American Political Science Association, has devoted its most recent issue to research on post-Katrina New Orleans. read more

In our August 25 show, gauging electoral fitness

08/25/12 09:57AM

This morning, we're keeping the preview shorter than usual due to some technical difficulties. Rest assured, we'll have more on the blog about this week's news over the course of the weekend. For now, let's just get down to the important stuff -- what's on today's edition of "MHP"!Today, we'll preview next week's Republican National Convention with topics ranging from how we determine who is fit for office, the early-voting controversy in Ohio, and the role of Florida Senator Marco Rubio at that convention. read more

Women in politics

Women in politics

08/24/12 08:00PM

Angela Zimmann, a candidate for U.S. Congress in Ohio, joins Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the growing need for more female representation on Capitol Hill. watch

Matching up your interests to the candidate

Matching up your interests to the candidate

08/24/12 04:26PM

Taxes are on everyone's minds these days, it seems, as Republicans and Democrats duke it out: Where are Mitt Romney's tax returns? Is the individual mandate a tax? What's going on with the Bush Tax Cuts?The website Politify breaks down the real question we should be asking when it comes to the tax debate: whose tax plan would benefit me? Politify describes itself as "a platform that provides Americans with data-backed financial projections of political scenarios."Essentially, the minds behind the site -- a team of UC Berkeley students -- have collected relevant data through the U.S. read more

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