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Farm Aid: How music can help family farms

Farm Aid: How music can help family farms

09/21/12 08:00PM

This year's Farm Aid event is kicking off Saturday in Hershey Park, Pennsylvania. Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists talk about the history of the concerts and what they have done to help family farmers. watch

Trickle down-ballot economics

Trickle down-ballot economics

09/21/12 08:00PM

Go Figure: Melissa Harris-Perry runs through the polling and figures in the Congressional races on which party is most likely to gain the upper hand of power on Capitol Hill. watch

Romney’s cognitive dissonance in his '47%'...

Romney’s cognitive dissonance in his '47%' blunder

09/21/12 08:00PM

Though Mitt Romney is in the home stretch of a race to lead the United States, he has already managed to write-off almost half of the electorate. Melissa Harris-Perry analyzes the ethos of Romney’s damning comments against the “47 percent.” The Nation... watch

How does the Romney/Ryan ticket square...

How does the Romney/Ryan ticket square with seniors?

09/21/12 08:00PM

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was booed at an AARP event this week while he tried to talk about Medicare. Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests - joined by AARP volunteer Brenda Gardner and retired postal worker Eddie Agosto - talk about how... watch

18-year-old Harpreet Singh Saini, whose mother was murdered in a shooting at an Oak Creek, WI Sikh temple in August, testifies before a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

After Sikh temple shooting, a historic hearing

09/21/12 08:47AM

Ed. note: The following is a guest column written by filmmaker, civil rights advocate, interfaith organizer (and recent #nerdland guest) Valarie Kaur.Just 45 days after his mother was murdered by a white supremacist in her house of worship, Harpreet Singh Saini found the courage to testify at a historic Senate hearing on Wednesday of this week. read more

Students gather outside Benjamin E. Mays Academy in Chicago for the first day of school Wednesday morning, after Chicago teachers voted to suspend their first strike in 25 years.

Casualties in the education wars

09/20/12 11:02AM

Rolisa is a married mom with four kids. Two of them are successful graduates of Chicago’s public schools—her eldest graduated from college in 2011, and the second is a college junior. Her younger kids are in the fourth and sixth grades at a small public school on the South Side. The class sizes are at the city average, and the test scores are above the state average. read more

Fast and Furious probe clears Attorney General Eric Holder

09/19/12 07:37PM

Attorney General Eric Holder is off the hook.The U.S. Justice Department's inspector general released a report Wednesday following a 19-month investigation into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. It found no evidence that the department's top leaders, including Holder, knew of the botched effort to trace the flow of thousands of guns to Mexico's drug cartel before it was made public in January 2011.One of those weapons was implicated in the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010. read more

The 47% gets a (satirical) Tumblr

The 47% gets a (satirical) Tumblr

09/19/12 05:01PM

We've talked about the "47 percent" tape released by Mother Jones on Monday, which features Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney making some interesting comments at a closed door fundraiser. Romney has stood by his remarks, mostly (more on that in a later post). So have his wife and several conservatives -- even if, like Rep. Allen West (really) said he could've phrased it better. read more

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