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Did Romney win because Santorum lost?

Did Romney win because Santorum lost?

02/28/12 07:00PM

Top Talkers: Mitt Romney takes home two wins in Michigan and Arizona after the state's primaries, and the Morning Joe panel – including Time's Mark Halperin, MSNBC's Michael Steele, and Random House's Jon Meacham – discusses Romney's win and why... watch

Actor William Shatner talks with Mika Brzezinski on the set of Morning Joe

William Shatner drops by Morning Joe

02/28/12 01:48PM

The man, the myth!Yes, the one and only William Shatner joined us on Morning Joe last week (we aired the interview today), and it was certainly awesome.He joined us to talk about his new Broadway show, his role as the Priceline Negotiator and his fiery death.It was cool. Check it outPS. I really wanted to include the Priceline commercial where Sleater-Kinney backs up Shatner, but alas, YouTube failed me. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, February 28, 2012

02/28/12 01:11PM

IT'S A COLLEGE, NOT A CLOISTERBY FRANK BRUNINEW YORK TIMESIs it really good policy for Santorum to fill young adults with suspicions about higher learning, which rightly exists to challenge - in a healthy sense - what parents and maybe pastors have poured into them? If their beliefs survive that, then those beliefs can be seen as genuinely earned and are probably all the stronger for it. Santorum's did. He went not only to college but also to two graduate schools, getting an M.B.A. from one and a law degree from the other. read more

An excerpt from Peter Kiernan's new book "Becoming China's B**ch"

An excerpt from Peter Kiernan's new book "Becoming China's B**ch"

02/28/12 06:00AM

A recent Vermont town hall meeting began with a simple premise: a microphone stand in the front of the room, a gathering of townspeople, and no agenda. One by one, folks approached the open mike. Each began in measured, halting tones. Time and time again, as they warmed to their subject, their voices rose, veins bulged, until person after person wound up bellowing their belligerent position on subjects ranging from the price of cigarillos to global warming. Venting and spewing, they continued until theirenergy was spent. read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, Feb. 28

02/28/12 05:46AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Michigan a testing ground for doubt on RomneySantorum takes heat for ‘snob’ commentDozens of bodies found in Syria in one of the worst mass killings of conflictKenseth wins Monday night madness at Daytona 500Gunmen open fire on bus in Pakistan, 18 dieCorporate personhood case forces Supreme Court to hack new pathPolls: Romney, Santorum neck and neck in Michigan read more