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In our May 19 show, character really does matter

05/19/12 09:13AM

When we hear conservatives questioning the President's birthplace, or what he learned from his former pastor in Chicago, let's not make a mistake: it is all about blackness, and any pride he may take in such blackness. Case in point?This week's principal example, a now-failed proposal from a conservative super-PAC called Character Matters to use Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a campaign against President Obama four years after anyone last cared about Rev. Wright. It only got explicitly racial when one phrase, "metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln," was spotted in its proposal. read more

Good Look: Commencement is only the start

05/19/12 07:53AM

If Republicans aren't done with birtherism or Reverend Jeremiah Wright, they surely aren't done making cracks about the President using a TelePrompter. (The 2012 campaign...with fresh-from-2008 jokes!) Mitt Romney, to his credit, has embraced the TelePrompter, and two moments in his campaign over the past week underscored why he's a believer: first, a by-the-book, TelePromptered commencement address; then, an instantly infamous moment where he probably could've used one. read more

Koyuki Higashi (L) and her partner Hiroko (R) display "Thank you" messages to Mickey Mouse at the Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, suburban Tokyo.

Marriage equality, in a small world after all

05/18/12 11:48PM

Japan may say "nay" to same-sex marriage, but that isn't stopping Tokyo Disneyland. This week, Mickey and friends announced it would allow same-sex couples to hold ceremonies on its ground, even though their marriages wouldn't be legally recognized in Japan.The Taipei Times reports that Tokyo Disneyland came to their decision after a woman inquired about marrying her female partner at the theme park's resort. read more

Eurozone apocalypse near?

Eurozone apocalypse near?

05/18/12 08:00PM

As world leaders are convene this week in the United States for the G8 Summit at Camp David and the NATO Summit in Chicago, The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein,... watch

Misconceptions on Rev. Wright

Misconceptions on Rev. Wright

05/18/12 08:00PM

Controversy over President Obama’s connections to Rev. Jeremiah Wright re-emerged after proposals for a conservative Super PAC were leaked detailing a plan... watch

Smart with her pennies

Smart with her pennies

05/18/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry honors 13-year-old Quinn Smart as her "Foot Soldier" for her work in raising over $200,000 for her community by pinching pennies. watch

Dump the coffee, keep the homophobia

05/17/12 05:30PM

A Denver pastor is literally dumping Starbucks in a show of support for a campaign which aims to boycott the coffee chain for supporting marriage equality. The name of the campaign? Wait for it...Dump Starbucks. Apt."They're trying to undermine the Lord's teaching that God made us male and female at the beginning of creation. A lot of corporations no longer know right from wrong, but Starbucks is pushing it and trying to harm families by what they're doing," says Pastor Bob Enyart in the video above. read more

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