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Must-Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, May 16, 2012

05/16/12 11:33AM

WHERE HAVE ALL THE CANDIDATES GONE?DANA MILBANKWASHINGTON POSTThis is profoundly depressing ... Americans Elect had taken care of just about everything a third-party candidate would need. It spent about $35 million on marketing, technology and ballot access. As of Tuesday it had won a place on the November ballot in 28 states (and it still expects to be on the ballot in all 50). It had attracted 3.5 million people to its Web site. But what it couldn’t — or hasn’t yet been able to — do is persuade a plausible candidate to submit himself or herself to the ravages of a presidential run. read more

Deutsch: Dimon got the pass he should've gotten

05/16/12 10:33AM

On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO met with the company's shareholders and addressed the company's $2B loss. The shareholders voted to keep Dimon in his role and approved his $23M pay package. Meanwhile, the FBI has opened a probe into the $2B loss. The New York Daily News' Mort Zuckerman joins the conversation. read more

Chris Christie, Cory Booker star together in parody video

05/16/12 10:22AM

Morning Joe regulars, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker, star in this fun parody video that sends up both of their public personas. The video, which was shown last night at the New Jersey Legislative Correspondents Club dinner, riffs on Booker's reputation for being a city hero.Christie can't seem to beat Booker to the punch...until the end.Related: Chris Christie at Morning Joe's education town hall in Fort Lee, New JerseyRelated: Cory Booker talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf read more

Willie with Chuck Todd's goatee. Lookin' good!

Chuck Todd's goatee on everyone

05/16/12 06:12AM

If you happened to catch the end of Willie's 'Way Too Early' today you heard him talking about a fun, new Buzzfeed gallery involving Chuck Todd's goatee. His goatee apparently goes well on Joe, Mika and Willie as well as Erin Burnett and George Stephanopoulos.Take a look at other faces enhanced by the Todd 'Tee. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, May 16

05/16/12 05:44AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?'Butcher of Bosnia' Ratko Mladic goes on trial for genocideRomney wins Nebraska, Oregon primariesSyrian rebels get influx of arms with U.S. helpObama executive order aims to ensure stability in YemenGOP sets stage for another debt showdownNeb. read more

Deutsch: Dimon got the pass he should've...

Deutsch: Dimon got the pass he should've gotten

05/15/12 08:00PM

On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO met with the company's shareholders and addressed the company’s $2B loss. The shareholders voted to keep Dimon in his role and approved his $23M pay package. Meanwhile, the FBI has opened a probe into the $2B... watch

Preparing children to learn at school

Preparing children to learn at school

05/15/12 08:00PM

Elaine Wynn, chairman and director of Wynn Resorts and Dan Cardinali talk about the organization, “Communities in Schools,” which connects students to critical resources to prevent them from dropping out of school. watch

Reinvesting in businesses

Reinvesting in businesses

05/15/12 08:00PM

Author Quint Studer explains how to fix Washington, D.C. and prevent a fiscal meltdown when Democrats and Republicans refuse to compromise with each other. Studer says you can’t depend on the government to fix all problems and must depend on the... watch

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