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In our July 1 show, the choice might be yours

07/01/12 09:25AM

Just as furiously as they've offered disgruntled disbelief through the mouths of their congressmen and conservative pundits, the Right has mobilized in a collective festival of pout-rage over the Supreme Court's upholding of President Obama's health reform law. It's one thing when it takes the form of talking points on television, and quite another when it manifests itself in policy that will affect thousands. It's about to get really real, people.(And no, I'm not talking about the planned Tea Party comeback this week. read more

Leaders, and having it all in our June 30 show

06/30/12 09:00AM

This variety-show appearance of the Shangri-Las is problematic on several levels, by today's standards. The prim and proper outfits for a bunch of roughneck young ladies from Queens; the rude interruption of the "leader of the pack" himself (who looks like Bob Hope, but I can't tell for sure) and his loud motorcycle which keeps revving throughout the performance. read more

Good Look: SNAP out of it, America

Good Look: SNAP out of it, America

06/30/12 07:53AM

Melissa started a stirring discussion about federal spending on SNAP, the program which folks (particularly Republicans) refer to more loosely as food stamps. In addition to warming up for today's show by watching our Go Figure segment and both segments of the discussion below, I'd encourage you also to check out the Washington Post's Suzy Khimm's post from Wednesday. read more