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Climate change isn't just a matter of degrees

04/04/12 04:54PM

In the course of our discussion about consumer ethics on Sunday, Melissa gave a shout-out to Whole Foods Market for making its seafood section just a little leaner.  The high-end market chain last week blacklisted fish that have been rated red -- the color assigned to seafood that's been overfished, or is caught in a way that threatens other species.The talk of the table was how Whole Foods' philosophy of holistic interdependence might serve as a model for how to carve out social policy positions based on ethics. read more

Republicans have had enough Trayvon, thanks

Republicans have had enough Trayvon, thanks

04/03/12 11:01PM

Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on February 26, going on 40 days ago. That's been enough time for it to become one of the biggest -- and most divisive -- stories of the year. These not-quite 40 days of coverage have been too much for Republicans, according to read more

Obama to spit hot fire on Romney, Ryan budget

04/03/12 10:41AM

Forget for a moment, the jellybean delegate count, or reactionary, media-driven notions of "momentum" in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The new television ad above, which President Obama's re-election campaign will release today, is the first of this election cycle to mention Mitt Romney by name. That's a big of a signifier that this race is all but over as anything we've seen recently.Tonight's primaries in D.C., Maryland, and most notably, Wisconsin are likely to help boost Romney's delegate lead and put him over the halfway-to-1,144 point. read more

Why the Right keeps smearing Trayvon Martin

Why the Right keeps smearing Trayvon Martin

04/02/12 08:09PM

It must seem incomprehensible to many at this point that anyone would still publicly defend admitted killer George Zimmerman -- with the possible exception of Zimmerman's family and his Black Friend/Acquaintance™, Joe Oliver. read more

Bomb planted at Wisconsin Planned Parenthood

Bomb planted at Wisconsin Planned Parenthood

04/02/12 10:47AM

Several reports are emerging of a minor bomb explosion last night outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, WI. No injuries have been reported. From WTAQ, a news-talk radio station servicing the Green Bay area:Grand Chute police are investigating an explosive device that blew up at Planned Parenthood. It happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Planned Parenthood office at 3800 North Gillett Street.  The explosion started a fire that quickly burned itself out. read more

'They're pushing smoke up parents' butts'

04/02/12 10:04AM

Hill said he was accepted to Bowling Green State University but left the college's math placement exam recently."I'm generally good in math, but I was embarrassed. I didn't know any of it."Chanting "What do we want? Education! When do we want it? read more

April Fools or real news?

April Fools or real news?

03/31/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry has a "Pop-Quiz" for her panelists as they must decide whether or not a news headline is real, or pulled from a satirical story from The... watch

Fighting for justice for all

Fighting for justice for all

03/31/12 08:00PM

The story of Trayvon Martin's killing has received a great deal of national attention, but his ongoing case is not the only incident of violence against... watch

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