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Mormonism and American culture

Mormonism and American culture

06/08/12 08:00PM

Brigham Young University professor Spencer Fluhman, Religious Dispatches Joanna Brooks, and Columbia University professor Dorian Warren sift through the facts and common misconceptions of the Mormon church. watch

Melissa's message for marriage equality

06/07/12 12:18PM

Our beloved host has recorded an announcement for the Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality series, and they released it earlier yesterday. Melissa noted that as the child of an interracial couple, she felt a kinship with those whose marriage rights were infringed upon by government, and that the disenfranchising of any group of people in this manner violates the spirit of the Constitution. read more

The late Abu Yahya al-Libi.

Begun, this drone war had (years ago)

06/06/12 09:31PM

Did you feel safer yesterday? That's the question Robert Wright asked in a searing post published on The Atlantic's site concerning Monday's death-by-drone-strike of al-Qaeda's second-in-command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, the guy you see at right. Wright disagrees with the New America Foundation's Peter Bergen, who thinks al-Libi's death is a pretty big deal. read more

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, seated, raises her arms as legislators and supporters cheer behind her after she signed into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Olympia, Wash.

Marriage equality blocked in Washington state

06/06/12 04:15PM

Opponents of a Washington state law legalizing same-sex marriage have now blocked it from taking effect just one day before it was scheduled to do so, and one day after yesterday's good news for opponents of California's Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage.After a momentous signing ceremony this February by governor Christine Gregoire, Washington was set to become the seventh state in the country to make same-sex marriage legal. read more

After Walker's win, a lot of wishful thinking

After Walker's win, a lot of wishful thinking

06/06/12 10:00AM

Many of us modern American consumerists have something they have spent hundreds, even thousands of dollars to keep things just the way they are. Perhaps you've paid off a tax bill, or back rent just so you can remain quite literally where you are in life. Maybe you've spent a ton on a new course your employer suddenly required that you take in order to keep your job -- or doled out thousands on a new car to replace the old one that finally broke down on you, just so you can keep your normal routine. read more

Tom Barrett, the man who would replace Governor Scott Walker if he is recalled today, puts in his ballot this morning.

Today is Wisconsin's day to recall

06/05/12 12:14PM

Scott Walker's actions since becoming Wisconsin's governor in 2011 have made him not just nationally famous and led to today's events -- he's now the avatar of Republican legislative overreach. Yes, "overreach" and "Republican" have become oxymoronic of late, and Walker himself is giving public voice to a "divide-and-conquer" strategy when it comes to organized labor and collective bargaining. As my former boss Rachel Maddow is fond of saying, they're not embarrassed. read more

Trayvon's killer is behind bars, again

Trayvon's killer is behind bars, again

06/03/12 06:00PM

It took a nationwide groundswell of anger and protest the first time around to get George Zimmerman booked and jailed for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. All it took this time was an order from one man.The same Sanford, FL jail that George Zimmerman left on April 23 welcomed him back today, as he beat the 3:00pm deadline that Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set for his return. read more

The case for Obama, on our June 3 show

06/03/12 01:00AM

If there are limits to inspiration, politics cannot afford to know them. Yes, they flood the airwaves with negative ads -- but I'd venture to say that we're never going to see a Mitt Romney ad about President Obama's use of drones in the Middle East. That's an issue that seems to upset folks on the Left more than anyone -- some of whom Romney outright frightens -- so that's not a demographic Romney can pursue, per se. It's one that the President has to pursue. read more

Addressing violence at the local level

Addressing violence at the local level

06/02/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry covers the wave of gun violence across the country and also north of America’s border as youth unemployment and governmental program cuts take a toll. Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League and former Mayor of New... watch

An affirmative message on Obama’s record

An affirmative message on Obama’s record

06/02/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry makes the case for President Obama’s re-election campaign messaging strategy that shifts focus to an affirmative take on his legislative record. But do voters care about anything other the state of the economy? The Hill columnist... watch

Social equality under Obama

Social equality under Obama

06/02/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry’s panelists - including The Hill columnist Karen Finney, The Nation correspondent Ari Melber, and former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder - run through the list of President Obama’s social equality and civil rights legislative... watch

Obama’s foreign policy legacy

Obama’s foreign policy legacy

06/02/12 08:00PM

Violence in Syria is escalating as citizens continue to clash with the regime, but will the international community intervene? The Hill columnist Karen Finney, former Rick Santorum communications director Robert Traynham, former Virginia Gov. Doug... watch

Mitt ‘Meh’ Romney for president?

Mitt ‘Meh’ Romney for president?

06/02/12 08:00PM

Sunday marks the 1-year-anniversary of Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, but how are voters feeling about Romney after he’s been on the stump for a full year? The Hill columnist Karen Finney, former Rick Santorum communications director Robert... watch

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