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Meet Julia Bluhm, feminist media activist

Meet Julia Bluhm, feminist media activist

07/10/12 11:47AM

Melissa's "Foot Soldier" last weekend was Julia Bluhm: blogger, media activist with SPARK Summit -- and eighth grader. Despite not yet being seventeen, the 14-year-old ballet dancer from Maine took issue with magazines like Seventeen made her and her friends feel self-conscious through their Photoshopped and airbrushed photos.... read more

The #nerdland summer reading list

The #nerdland summer reading list

07/08/12 12:00PM

Ed. note: This is Melissa's Footnote, as delivered on today's show and seen below. We've added links to the books she describes. Happy reading, #nerdland.Summer is the season of books. Life slows down just enough to make room for us to read something more than our Twitter feed.So for today's Footnote, this is my Summer... read more

In our July 8 show, tricks aren't just for kids

07/08/12 09:30AM

Deception and misdirection is endemic to our politics, in ways both unfortunate and necessary. It's tough to pinpoint exactly where that is most evident, but today, we'll spotlight one egregious example: whatever Republicans are trying to pull on America by asking us to trust Mitt Romney. (And, for that matter, trying to pull on... read more

How Republicans are handling Romney

How Republicans are handling Romney

07/07/12 08:00PM

In continuing their conversation on the “Jedi mind tricks” of the GOP, Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists debate how Republicans will frame Mitt Romney’s wealth while trying to get voters to relate to him. watch

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

The battleground ‘chosen ones’

The battleground ‘chosen ones’

07/07/12 08:00PM

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, University of Pennsylvania’s Anthea Butler, and The Nation’s Ari Melber join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the skewed influence of voters in battleground states. watch

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