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'Young Guns' ditch Norquist pledge

'Young Guns' ditch Norquist pledge

07/06/12 10:09PM

Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist’s appeal in conservative circles appears to be simmering, as a growing number of the latest crop of rising Republican stars has openly declined signing "The Pledge."Americans for Tax Reform, headed by Norquist, has witnessed an almost prolific hold on Republicans in Congress, exerting a proxy influence on legislation that sent lawmakers flocking in support just to earn the stamp of approval as certified genuine conservatives. read more

A new way out

A new way out

07/06/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and Georgetown University’s Michael Eric Dyson discuss how journalist Anderson Cooper and songwriter Frank Ocean have publicly come out... watch

Porn in America

Porn in America

07/06/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists - including feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino, Fordham University’s Zephyr Teachout, author Jaclyn Friedman, and... watch

Cities file for bankruptcy

Cities file for bankruptcy

07/06/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists continue their discussion on cash-strapped cities, noting that 13 cities filed for bankruptcy last year - the most in... watch

Frank Ocean.

No way out

07/06/12 09:22AM

Earlier this week, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper came “out,” and it was a nice thing to have happened. We can all find it within ourselves to be happy for someone, and for society at large, when an influential person shares that they are part of a less-than-obvious minority group. Role models matter, and so do optics -- and not just for the proverbial queer kid in a difficult spot. read more

One of the video offerings at CainTV.

Herman Cain has (and is) an art project

07/05/12 03:50PM

If you haven't been following every move of the former Republican presidential front-runner Herman Cain, you may have missed the launch of the former Republican presidential hopeful's newest venture: CainTV, a "new online network of programming designed to give you the other side of popular culture, politics, entertainment." CainTV boasts a diverse range of entertainment "without the constraints of networks or Hollywood studios." There are three video channels right now — informative, inspirational and intertainment (ha, get it?) — as well as movies and blogs. read more

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