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The power of words

The power of words

07/07/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry addresses criticisms from “word police” that were directed at her commentary from last week's show. watch

Good Look: Actor required, color optional

07/07/12 08:21AM

When I saw the new version of "A Streetcar Named Desire," now in the final days of its run on Broadway, I hadn't seen any previous versions. Not the stage play, film, or TV adaptions, all of which had a lead character named Stanley Kowalski. Actor Blair Underwood's interpretation drops the last name, but not the fierceness and brutality which Marlon Brando brought to the role both on Broadway and in the classic Elia Kazan film -- but does those emotions take on a different meaning when performed by a black man? read more

'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

Can Keystone be the job creation solution?

Can Keystone be the job creation solution?

07/06/12 08:00PM

Economic growth in the U.S. is stalling, but will the Keystone XL pipeline be the answer to more jobs? According to Mitt Romney it will, but the Melissa Harris-Perry panelists, joined by the Washington Post’s Steven Mufson, crunch the numbers. watch

Governors decline Medicaid expansion

Governors decline Medicaid expansion

07/06/12 08:00PM

Following the Supreme Court’s decision on health care reform, at least eight state governors have come forward with intentions to decline federal dollars in Medicaid expansion. Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists discuss why. watch

Cities fight heat and budget cuts

Cities fight heat and budget cuts

07/06/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry sets up the discussion on bankrupt cities across America by talking about how cash-strapped towns are handling the heat wave amid massive cuts to public-sector services. 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 a year since 1994. watch

Struggling cities go for broke

Struggling cities go for broke

07/06/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests - Allentown, Pennsylvania Mayor Ed Pawlowski, CNBC contributor Dan Dicker, Newsweek/The Daily Beast contributor Eleanor Clift, Baltimore City Councilman Pete Welch - talk about how local legislators are facing a... watch

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 stating their sexual orientation. 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 Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson - talk about the American porn industry. watch

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