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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

New poll finds Romney leading Obama on...

New poll finds Romney leading Obama on economy

05/10/12 08:00PM

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are joined by Chris Matthews, Mark McKinnon, Michael Steele and John Meacham to discuss the current state of the 2012 race. Matthews explains why Obama needs to create jobs to gain more popularity around his economic... watch

How to be a tech savvy parent

How to be a tech savvy parent

05/10/12 08:00PM

Author Jim Steyer of “Talking Back to Facebook,” talks about the dangers of social media and children. Steyer cautions families to “unplug,” spending time together without any form of media distracting them and warns parents to monitor the sites their... watch

New center pushes for science education

New center pushes for science education

05/10/12 08:00PM

Gene Cernan, the last American man on the moon; and Mark Kelly, the commander of the second-to-last space shuttle mission join Morning Joe to talk about the programs offered by the National Flight Academy to get children interested in science, math,... watch

Romney continues to hold lead over Obama...

Romney continues to hold lead over Obama on economy

05/10/12 08:00PM

Top Talkers: Americans continue to favor Mitt Romney to President Obama when it comes to the economy, a new USA Today/Gallup Poll shows, and the Morning Joe panel discusses why Romney should stay on message with the economy in order to gain strength on... watch

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