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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... 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.... read more

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... 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

America votes in the Obama agenda

America votes in the Obama agenda

11/10/12 07:00PM

The Nation’s Richard Kim, Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion, Jonathan Cohn of the New Republic, and political satirist Lizz Winstead join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about what is next for second term for the Obama administration. watch

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on Election Night, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

Jon Husted's voter suppression will haunt him

11/10/12 12:04PM

Given all of the focus on Ohio this past Tuesday, and then the results, I felt like my letter this week just had to go to one particular Buckeye. Dear Ohio Secretary of State Husted, It's me, Melissa. May I call you Jon? read more

Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Young voters were the key to Obama's swing state wins

11/09/12 04:04PM

Election night was proof that young voters still believe in President Obama. In 2008, they came out in the millions to support Obama. But recent studies showed young voters were less interested in the presidential election in 2012, citing a Pew poll that showed only 18% of voters under 30 were paying attention to the cycle—down 35% from four... read more