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Who is Broadway for?

Who is Broadway for?

06/29/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests - actor Blair Underwood and director Emily Mann - talk about their production of "A Streetcar Named Desire," and the... watch

Bei Bei Shuai's 2011 police photo.

On 'personhood,' Rand Paul, and Bei Bei Shuai

06/28/12 02:12PM

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) this week has held up the re-authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, which insures 5.6 million flood-prone homes. He says he wants a vote on legislation that declares life begins at conception.  What does this have to do with Bei Bei Shuai, a Chinese immigrant in Indiana who stands accused of murdering her daughter and attempted feticide?Both events indicate the growing legal trend of states' increasingly delineating rights to the fetus, separate from the mother bearing it. read more

NH Republican calls kindergarten criminal

06/27/12 02:18PM

OK, full disclosure: I went to kindergarten. We had "show and tell," snack time, reading time, and learned basic math too. Some things I never learned in kindergarten: how to hold up a liquor store, where to buy a gun, how to shoplift, and other illegal activities that would land me in front of a judge.A Republican state representative from New Hampshire has voiced some unique kindergarten-based fears. State Rep. read more

MHP Daily: June 27, 2012

06/27/12 08:54AM

We start this morning with Boko Haram, a radical, armed group that wishes to create an Islamist state in Nigeria. They're basically Nigeria's own personal al-Qaeda, and they were designated a terrorist group by the United States last week (which may have been a mistake, seeing as one of the commentators in the discussion above notes that such a designation may be a "badge of honor" for the group). read more