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How to turn around the country's economy

How to turn around the country's economy

05/03/12 08:00PM

The Financial Times Edward Luce joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book "Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent." Luce argues the U.S. is facing economic and political decline and in the next decade the country's portion of the global... watch

Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, May 3, 2012

05/03/12 12:20PM

DEATH OF A SALESMAN'S DREAMSBY LEE SIEGEL NEW YORK TIMESIn our time of banker hustlers, real-estate hustlers and Internet hustlers, of suckers and “muppets,” it is unlikely that anyone associates happiness and dignity with working hard for a comfortable existence purchased with a modest income. Even what’s left of the middle class disdains... read more

Does anyone aspire to a middle-class life anymore?

05/03/12 10:51AM

The Morning Joe gang highlighted a New York Times op-ed by the writer Lee Siegel as one of Thursday’s Must Reads.Siegel argues that these days, no one aspires to the kind of modest, secure middle-class existence that Willy Loman sought in “Death of a Salesman.”In our time of banker hustlers, real-estate hustlers and Internet hustlers, of suckers... read more

Gregory: Dems fear Super PAC ad barrage targeting Obama

05/03/12 10:10AM

New Quinnipiac presidential polls out this morning show Mitt Romney making progress in two key swing states, even as President Obama widens his lead in another.In Florida, Romney now leads 44-43 – an eight-point reversal from late March, when Obama was up by seven. And in Ohio, Obama’s up by just two points, 44-42, after leading by six in late... read more

An excerpt from Robert Caro's "The Years of Lyndon Johnson"

An excerpt from Robert Caro's "The Years of Lyndon Johnson"

05/03/12 06:36AM

Chapter 1The PredictionWhen he was young–seventeen and eighteen years old–Lyndon Johnson worked on a road gang that was building a highway (an unpaved highway: roads in the isolated, impoverished Texas Hill Country weren’t paved in the 1920s) between Johnson City and Austin.With little mechanical equipment available, the road was being built... read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, May 3

05/03/12 05:48AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Inside the Situation Room: Obama on making OBL raid decisionJunior Seau remembered as legendary NFL playerUS scrambles to resolve China activist wrangle'The Scream' sells for record $120 millionGov. Christie supports Gov. Walker as he... read more

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

05/02/12 10:27PM

Unexpected leader. What was going through President Lyndon Johnson's mind when he had to step up to the presidential plate? And how did he deal with the mutual contempt he felt for Robert Kennedy afterwards? We'll get the inside details from Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Robert Caro, who's the author of "The Years of... read more

Did enhanced interrogation tactics work?

Did enhanced interrogation tactics work?

05/02/12 08:00PM

Jose Rodriguez, author and former director of the CIA National Clandestine Service, explains how enhanced interrogation tactics impacted the War on Terror. Rodriguez calls it a “ten year effort that gained momentum when the CIA began its enhanced... watch

Dining with John Bastianich

Dining with John Bastianich

05/02/12 08:00PM

Restaurateur  and author of “Restaurant Man,” John Bastianich, talks about his latest venture – Eataly in New York City. Bastianich also shares his thoughts on the restaurant business and how it’s changed over the years. watch

Warren, Scott Brown reference Obama in new...

Warren, Scott Brown reference Obama in new ads

05/02/12 08:00PM

Top Talkers: The Senate race in Massachusetts continues to heat up, and both Elizabeth Warren and incumbent GOP Sen. Scott Brown are both touting their work with President Obama in new ads and speeches. The Morning Joe panel discusses Warren's... watch

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