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Michelle Obama likes Beyoncé, and that's OK

06/01/12 10:04PM

As the editor of this space, it's hard not to empathize with what Jay Smooth is talking about in his latest video. Forming opinions for deadlines is a tough thing to do, and so I get what he's talking about concerning his new gig with Animal New York.Although I can't comprehend how such a thought entered her head, I can see why he gives (somewhat of) a break to Keli Goff, the Loop21 contributor who concern-trolled her way through a trifle of a column which argued that First Lady Michelle Obama's admiration of superstar Beyoncé could cost her husband votes and drive people to Mitt Romney. read more

The rise of money as speech

The rise of money as speech

06/01/12 08:00PM

LA Times reporter Matea Gold, The Hill columnist Karen Finney, and historian Doug Brinkley, discuss the history of money in politics, its influence, and the... watch

How ‘Young Women Rock’

How ‘Young Women Rock’

06/01/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry honors her “Foot Soldier” of the week, Uraidah Hassani, the founder and director of The Women Worldwide Initiative, who uses her... watch

George Zimmerman, admitted killer of Trayvon Martin, at his April 20 bond hearing.

Trayvon's killer must return to jail

06/01/12 03:36PM

When we mentioned George Zimmerman's big social-media launch about a month ago, we knew then he'd lied to the court during his bond hearing about being indigent, and unable to pay a high bond. The killer of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin raised over $200,000 from supporters via his earlier, cruder website. read more

Few new jobs, fewer answers, more politics

06/01/12 01:18PM

69,000 shouldn't be the number of new jobs in a growing economy. We all know this. 69,000 is, quite literally, a slightly above average attendance at an NFL game. If you review last season's averages, May's jobs number would fit in right between the Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons. Add the fact that the unemployment rate rose to 8.2%, and it adds up to what should be bad news all around, particularly for an Obama re-election campaign that seeks to sell messages like the one above.Even Yahoo! read more

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