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Must Read Op-Eds for September 23, 2011

09/23/11 10:47AM

THE SOCIAL CONTRACT  BY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMES                                                                                                                                         Republicans claim to be deeply worried by budget deficits. Indeed, Mr. Ryan has called the deficit an “existential threat” to America. read more

Tales from the Way Too Early Emails

09/23/11 09:40AM

It was a unique week for the Way Too Early emails.  Because our Executive Producer, Alex Korson, was on vacation, I was called upon to handle other duties.  Fortunately, Morning Joe Line Producer Tim Carter ably stepped in to select and read much of this week's messages.  And, as always, our viewers didn't disappoint.  My predecessor, even got into the act.  Here are the top 5 (feel free to weigh in with your comments):5.) Bruce writes "Had hip replacement 4 weeks ago and was less painful then watching the Red Sox right now!" (Friday)4.) Alfred writes "Starting my morning shift at the read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, Sept. 23rd

09/23/11 05:50AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?What'd you think of last night's debate?This definitely happenedPalestinian bid upstages Arab Spring at UNSaleh returns to Yemen amid gunfire, risk of all-out civil warHouse, Senate clash anew over disaster aid billAhmadinejad definitely said this yesterday to the APReally, Texas? Really?Behold the Facebook of the futureLady Gaga calls for a new anti-bullying law in the USObama rolling back Bush-era education lawWhere will that satellite fall? read more

Is Perry getting stronger? Or is he...

Is Perry getting stronger? Or is he getting weaker?

09/22/11 08:00PM

Is Rick Perry getting stronger with each subsequent week and debate? Or is he getting weaker? Meanwhile, Mitt Romney continues to rise to the top of the pack. Meet the Press moderator David Gregory joins Morning Joe to discuss Thursday's GOP debate and... watch

Is it time to acknowledge Pakistan is not...

Is it time to acknowledge Pakistan is not US ally?

09/22/11 08:00PM

Must Read Op-Eds: Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday to condemn the Haqqani Network and to say Pakistan is "exporting violence." Joe Scarborough also reads from a Paul Krugman NYT column... watch

The Perry, Romney back-and-forth continues...

The Perry, Romney back-and-forth continues in Fla.

09/22/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel – including New York Magazine's John Heilemann, Harold Ford Jr., and Mike Barnicle – discusses Thursday night's GOP presidential debate. The conventional wisdom remains that Mitt Romney is benefiting from Rick Perry's... watch

What is UK position on Palestinian statehood?

What is UK position on Palestinian statehood?

09/22/11 08:00PM

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has broken with President Obama on the issue of Palestinian statehood. But what is the British position on Palestinian statehood? UK Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt joins Morning Joe to discuss the issue and... watch

How small eco cleaning products went big time

How small eco cleaning products went big time

09/22/11 08:00PM

Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry are the founders of Method cleaning products, and they join Morning Joe to discuss how they took their fledgling San Francisco company and transformed it into one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. watch

Rashida Jones on yoga, 'Freaks and Geeks,' Chaka Khan

09/22/11 02:35PM

"Parks and Recreation" star Rashida Jones talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about her hair (and his hair), Rob Lowe's hunkiness, and her favorite musicians. Louis even lets Morning Joe Web producer, Drew Katchen, ask Rashida a question about her role on the show "Freaks and Geeks." read more