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Must Read Op-Eds for October 10, 2011

10/10/11 12:33PM

PANIC OF THE PLUTOCRATS BY PAUL KRUGMAN NEW YORK TIMES It remains to be seen whether the Occupy Wall Street protests will change America’s direction. Yet the protests have already elicited a remarkably hysterical reaction from Wall Street, the super-rich in general, and politicians and pundits who reliably serve the interests of the wealthiest hundredth of a percent... What’s going on here? The answer, surely, is that Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe realize, deep down, how morally indefensible their position is. They’re not John Galt; they’re not even Steve Jobs. read more

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. The cultural conservatives at the summit care deeply about abortion, gay marriage and other social issues...

Top Talker: The Mormon Factor...

10/10/11 10:16AM

 Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, which many say may have cost him some votes in his 2008 run in certain primary contests, emerged once again as an issue over the weekend at the annual Value Voters Summit. After introducing Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday, mega-church Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Perry supporter, made some controversial remarks to reporters . He said, "Rick Perry is a Christian. He is an evangelical Christian. A follower of Jesus Christ. Mitt Romney is a good, moral person, but he is not a Christian. Mormonism is not Christianity. read more

Cain, Pelosi share thoughts on Wall Street...

Cain, Pelosi share thoughts on Wall Street protests

10/09/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: As the "Occupy Wall Street" protests enter their third week and continue to spread across the country, several politicians and 2012 GOP candidates have weighed in on the issue. Candidate Herman Cain thinks protesters should picked the... watch

Why GOP should stand up to Pastor Jeffress

Why GOP should stand up to Pastor Jeffress

10/09/11 08:00PM

"Garden & Gun" writer Julia Reed joins Morning Joe to discuss Pastor Robert Jeffress' recent comments that Mitt Romney's Mormon faith is a "cult," the resurgence of New Orleans' entrepreneurial spirit and the Census Bureau report on the fall of U.S.... watch

After recession, incomes continue to drop

After recession, incomes continue to drop

10/09/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: Household income fell more in the years after the recession than it did during the recession, the New York Times reports. The Morning Joe panel – including Random House's Jon Meacham and former DLC chair Harold Ford, Jr. – discusses the... watch

Why Wall Street must work for Main Street

Why Wall Street must work for Main Street

10/09/11 08:00PM

Must Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzeznski reads from Paul Krugman's NYT op-ed, which offers a critique of Wall Street's abuse of power in light of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests. Krugman characterizes these "Wall Street's Masters" as the “people who got rich... watch

Must Read Op-Eds for October 7, 2011

10/07/11 11:47AM

CONFRONTING THE MALEFACTORS BY PAUL KRUGMAN NEW YORK TIMES And there are real political opportunities here. Not, of course, for today’s Republicans, who instinctively side with those Theodore Roosevelt-dubbed “malefactors of great wealth.” Mitt Romney, for example — who, by the way, probably pays less of his income in taxes than many middle-class Americans — was quick to condemn the protests as “class warfare.”…But Democrats are being given what amounts to a second chance. read more

Joe Namath on his time at Alabama

Joe Namath on his time at Alabama

10/06/11 08:00PM

Fmr. Jets quarterback Joe Namath joins Morning Joe to discuss playing football for the University of Alabama and how the current team stacks up against Alabama teams of the past. watch

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