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In our September 9 show, the thirst for power

09/09/12 09:00AM

"With great power comes great responsibility" may be the most quoted comic-book lines in existence. It is a credo and also, a warning, issued by Peter Parker's Uncle Ben around the time (unbeknownst to the uncle) young Peter became Spider-Man. Someone looking at politics without cynicism might say that the same could be part of... read more

Did bipartisanship ever really exist?

Did bipartisanship ever really exist?

09/08/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry asks her guests whether or not the “golden age of bipartisanship” ever really existed, and how we can go back to those days when politicians reached across the aisle and got things done. watch

Two-party system hurts American democracy

Two-party system hurts American democracy

09/08/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry says the system is broken, but how do we fix it? Former congressman Mickey Edwards discusses his new book “The Parties Versus The People,” and the problem with partisan politics these days. watch

Defining terror in a post-9/11 world

Defining terror in a post-9/11 world

09/08/12 08:00PM

Author and president of Interfaith Youth Core Eboo Patel, Amaney Jamal from Princeton University, and Sikh-American filmmaker and director of Groundswell Valarie Kaur join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about racial profiling and its effect on Muslim... watch

In our September 8 show, off to the hoosegow

09/08/12 09:54AM

Incarceration is a uniquely American issue. Whether or not you think it's a problem, a badge of honor, or merely a proclivity, you cannot deny that we love locking folks up. I say "uniquely American" because as it stands, the good ol' U.S. of A jails its citizens at a higher rate than any other in the world. read more

Good Look: Remembering Barbara Jordan

09/08/12 08:44AM

This week's Good Look features Melissa's Sunday Footnote, in which she remembered the late Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas, who delivered the Democratic National Convention's keynote address in 1976, becoming the first African American woman to do so. I was reminded of Jordan's speech when I saw another woman address this year&... read more

Labor Secretary: GOP 'obstructionists' are killing job bills

09/07/12 08:52PM

Saturday is the one year anniversary of President Obama presenting his “American Jobs Act” to Congress, which economists say would have added 2 million jobs, and about half of those almost immediately. The bill failed because every single GOP senator voted against it, and House Republicans refused to even vote on it.Congress will soon have... read more

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