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Good Look: 'Why do they hate us?'

05/05/12 06:15AM

One of last week's most riveting and well-received conversations on "MHP" took place on Saturday, when Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy joined Melissa to discuss her powerful and controversial cover story for Foreign Policy magazine, "Why Do They Hate Us?" The article detailed the many ways in which misogyny and the abuse of women and their rights has become systemic in the Arab Muslim world:An entire political and economic system -- one that treats half of humanity like animals -- must be destroyed along with the other more obvious tyrannies choking off the region from its future. read more

Office Hours: Romney's leadership problem

05/04/12 11:23PM

Ed. note: In place of Melissa's regular "Office Hours" column this week, we encourage you to check out her appearance tonight on "The Ed Show" with its guest host, Georgetown professor and radio host Michael Eric Dyson. Their topic? Mitt Romney's leadership crisis. After the jump, her appearance on "Politics Nation with Al Sharpton" today discussing Romney's issues with women voters. -- JKS   read more

Weak jobs report plays out along campaign...

Weak jobs report plays out along campaign trail

05/04/12 08:00PM

To Be Determined: Presidential candidate Mitt Romney used the weak jobs report this week for his campaign message against President Obama. The Melissa Harris-Perry panelists discuss Romney’s message and how they see the economy factoring into the 2012... watch

Obama’s accomplishments as commander in chief

Obama’s accomplishments as commander in chief

05/04/12 08:00PM

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, now with President Obama’s re-election campaign, and Spencer Ackerman of Wired magazine’s Danger Room blog, talk about President Obama’s accomplishments as commander in chief and how the president should pivot his foreign... watch

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'Stand Your Ground' fails abused wife

05/04/12 09:31AM

We've learned a lot about the "Stand Your Ground" laws in Florida and other states since a self-appointed neighborhood watchman shot and killed an unarmed boy, and walked free in Florida for 46 days. There seem to be a varied number of reasons why George Zimmerman was able to do that to Trayvon Martin, but one is the claim that he "stood his ground," using deadly force in a life-threatening situation. read more

JC Penney targeted with homophobia (again)

JC Penney targeted with homophobia (again)

05/03/12 06:59PM

Right in time for Mother's Day, because of the ad you see here, one million mothers (sort of) have their sights set on JC Penney. You might think this was good news for them.First, let's recall when, earlier this year, the conservative American Family Association's "One Million Moms" project decried and threatened to boycott the department-store retailer for hiring comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson simply because she is lesbian. read more

'The struggle for social justice is not rated PG-13'

05/03/12 04:05PM

After watching Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello play his track "Union Town" and the not-edited-for-grade-school version of Woody Guthrie's class-war anthem, "This Land is Your Land," I asked him about Wisconsin governor Scott Walker.Morello -- the son of a schoolteacher, a Harvard graduate, and as much activist as musician -- joined the massive protests against Walker's union-stripping bill in 2011. (Video of Morello performing at the protest can be seen here.). read more

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