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Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday, May 14, 2012

05/14/12 09:52AM

WHY WE REGULATEPAUL KRUGMAN NEW YORK TIMESJust to be clear, businessmen are human — although the lords of finance have a tendency to forget that — and they make money-losing mistakes all the time. That in itself is no reason for the government to get involved. But banks are special, because the risks they take are borne, in large part, by taxpayers and the economy as a whole. And what JPMorgan has just demonstrated is that even supposedly smart bankers must be sharply limited in the kinds of risk they’re allowed to take on. ... read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, May 14

05/14/12 05:48AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?US churches split over same-sex marriage issueEmbattled chief exec leaves YahooChase loss a bitter reminder of economic woesObama targets new group in battleground states: veteransJPMorgan Loss Claims Official Who Oversaw TradingElizabeth Warren: Jamie Dimon should resign from New York Fed BoardGOP-Backed group hopes to take key voters from ObamaFacebook CEO turns 28, IPO could be $100B gift'Avengers' adds $103.2M in sprint to $1 billionBooker T. & the MGs' bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn dies at age 70 read more

Bidding for a cause

Bidding for a cause

05/13/12 08:00PM

Kerry Kennedy joins Morning Joe to talk about the RFK Center’s Annual Spring Online Auction. Kennedy talks about some of the top items which includes seeing President Barack Obama giving his acceptance speech at the upcoming DNC. watch

Must-Read Op-Eds for Friday, May 11, 2012

05/11/12 01:15PM

EASY USELESS ECONOMICSBY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMEShe impact of Obama's statement may not be so positive in the long run for America's top newspapers and networks. They continue to be enablers of a liberal politician who has long played a cynical game on an issue critical to most who run those same media outlets. Is a Democratic victory in November really that important to these journalists or are they just blinded by love? read more

Scarborough: Obama's gay marriage announcement was 'a big fat nothing burger.'

05/11/12 10:37AM

Morning Joe Friday showcased a heated debate about just how significant President Obama’s announcement this week of his support for gay marriage really is.For the prosecution, Joe Scarborough paraphrased conservative commentator Pat Buchanan in calling it “a big fat nothing burger.”He explained: was a historic moment for gay marriage. It just wasn’t. It was nothing.”Michael Steele, a former Republican National Committee chair, basically agreed. “There was nothing historic or heroic about what the president said,” argued Steele. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, May 11

05/11/12 05:47AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Tenn. murder, kidnap suspect dead, girls safeGay marriage adds to election stakesA shock from JPMorgan is new fodder for reformersGOP leaders quiet on gay marriageFacebook's IPO already oversubscribed: sourceJohn Edwards defense to ask judge to throw out caseBodies found at Russian jet crash in IndonesiaIn a first, FDA panel supports drug for preventing infection with HIVA look back at the work of Vietnam combat photographer Horst Faas read more