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    “MHP” provides edgy analysis and guest-driven discussion of political, cultural and community issues. Sunday’s topics include: Harry Potter & Geniuses, Voting Rights, and more.

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      “MHP” provides edgy analysis and guest-driven discussion of political, cultural and community issues. Sunday’s topics include: Harry Potter & Geniuses, Voting Rights, and more.
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      “MHP” provides edgy analysis and guest-driven discussion of political, cultural and community issues. Saturday’s guests include: Nina Turner, Tory Russell, Chloe Angyal, and more.
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Mitt Romney putting forth his welfare argument again today in Iowa.

Hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray, run amuck

08/08/12 06:01PM

If there was a bridge from the unreserved segregationist era of American conservatism to our current era -- when most politicians and their acolytes usually find more polite ways of using race -- I'd have to say that bridge should be named in honor of Alex Castellanos and Larry McCarthy. Some might give it Lee Atwater, given that he... read more

Gov. Phil Bryant speaks to reporters at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.

'Any couple' can get married, but not really

08/03/12 05:48PM

There are some days when I have to check my calendar to make sure this is 2012. This is one of those times.Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant recently denounced a church that stopped a black couple from marrying in its sanctuary. The First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, which is a predominantly white church, told Charles and Te'Andrea... read more

Yes, that's Antoine Dodson, in front of Chick-fil-A, on "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day," wearing a t-shirt with Antoine Dodson's name on it. I'll explain this below.

Conservatives aren't doing Chick-fil-A any favors

08/03/12 11:30AM

I was in Philadelphia last weekend when, at the behest of an elderly family member in from out of town, I was dispatched to 9th and Passyunk for an authentic Philly cheesesteak. Since she preferred cheesesteaks with the meat sliced in long strips as opposed to those which have it all chopped up, she asked me to go to Geno's Steaks rather... read more

President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser hosted by singer Ricky Martin and the LGBT Leadership Council at the Rubin Museum of Art, Monday, May 14, 2012, in New York.

Same-sex marriage to factor into deportations

08/02/12 07:11PM

A spokesperson for the Obama administration told BuzzFeed this week that the Department of Homeland Security will begin taking same-sex marriages into consideration in deportation decisions. This new policy has been a topic of discussion over the last year when the administration announced a new policy that would re-prioritize deportations and... read more

Death in a Texas prison, one way or another

Death in a Texas prison, one way or another

07/31/12 02:57PM

Thirteen months ago, Milton Mathis was killed by the state of Texas, in part, because of a childhood I.Q. test.His attorneys argued that since Mathis had scored a 62 on a test administered by the state correctional system in 2000 -- putting him eight points below the standards for mental retardation -- but since prosecutors pointed to his... read more

Mitt Romney, sporting a double USA-Israel flag pin, delivers a speech yesterday in Jerusalem.

Why Romney's failure abroad matters

07/30/12 07:03PM

Given that presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has no foreign policy experience whatsoever, questions about what he'd do abroad if elected require a precise, detailed answer. For one, he's running against an incumbent whose successes abroad been notable, and have left conservative politicos and media to humiliate themselves with... read more

An emergency dose of #nerdland

07/28/12 10:00AM

The Olympics being on means that we're not this Saturday morning; as Melissa announced last week, we won't return for a couple weeks. We won't leave you hanging, though: be sure to keep looking for new content and analysis here on the blog, on our Facebook page, and in our Twitter feed. On that feed and elsewhere, we've seen... read more

The death we are willing to tolerate

The death we are willing to tolerate

07/26/12 11:00AM

The murder and mayhem at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater took place five days ago, and since then, what we've heard from President Obama since has been mostly words of comfort and tales of courage. read more

Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan tees off in Lake Tahoe last year.

Speaking up for the Michael Jordans out there

07/25/12 12:54AM

In anticipation of the Olympics, we discussed the politics of sports on Sunday's show. In the conversation, ESPN columnist Jemele Hill remarked on just how difficult it is for the modern athlete to take a political stance. read more

Rape survivor Savannah Dietrich.

Making the world uncomfortable for rapists

07/23/12 03:13PM

Savannah Dietrich had too much to drink at a party, and passed out. What she told newspapers happened next was horrific: two boys, both of whom she knew, sexually assaulted her, and took pictures while they were doing it. Then they shared those photographs with others. read more

The statue of the late Joe Paterno at Penn State's Beaver Stadium was removed early yesterday. Today, crippling NCAA sanctions were levied upon the football program.

An idol is torn down, but Corbett stays upright

07/23/12 12:37PM

There may be no quieter time on a college campus than the wee hours of a Sunday morning. Thus, it is unsurprising that starting before 7:00am ET yesterday, Pennsylvania State University tore down the statue of the late football coach they once idolized (and some still do), Joe Paterno. Yes, it's summertime, and most students presumably... read more

In our July 22 show, we're going back to Africa

07/22/12 09:30AM

Nelson Mandela celebrated his 94th birthday earlier this week, a big news event here in the United States given that he is one of the few African leaders we here are familiar with. It is hard to argue that the period of apartheid in South Africa, and the U.S. coverage of the heroes who ended it put Africa on the front pages in a way we haven&... read more


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