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Will the 'cheesy grits' strategy pay off...

Will the 'cheesy grits' strategy pay off for Romney?

03/12/12 08:00PM

Top Talkers: The GOP '12 candidates push into Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday for the states' primaries, but Mitt Romney has lost the South Carolina, Georgia and Tenn. primaries. Will his strategy of attempts at appealing to Southern voters pay off? watch

Image still from Chairlift's new choose-your-own-adventure style video

Next-level Chairlift music video lets you choose your own adventure

03/12/12 02:43PM

I meant to post this last week, but alas, time got the better of me.You know that band, Chairlift, right? Well, you do; you may just not have realized you do.Anyway, they've got this great new video for their song "Met Before," which is a gauzy facsimile of '80s dance music.The video is the visual equivalent of a Choose Your Own Adventure book (a series that I devoured as a child).So, take a look and see where it takes you.-----------------------------------Side bit of trivia: The singer for Chairlift is said to be dating the singer for the New York band Violens. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday, March 12, 2012

03/12/12 10:40AM

MITT'S RICH PREDICAMENTBY FRANK BRUNINEW YORK TIMESvery discussion of Romney’s campaign, no matter the angle, winds up referring to riches. It’s uncanny. Wealth is the Go on the Monopoly board of Mitt: you’re either starting there, heading there or circling past it. If only you collected $200 each time. His detractors, citing his personal awkwardness and policy flip-flops, believe that money is the only reason he’s doing as well as he is, which isn’t as well as he’d hoped. read more

An excerpt from Jonathan Haidt's book "The Righteous Mind"

An excerpt from Jonathan Haidt's book "The Righteous Mind"

03/12/12 08:50AM

Introduction“Can we all get along?” That appeal was made famous on May 1, 1992, by Rodney King, a black man who had been beaten nearly to death by four Los Angeles police officers a year earlier. The entire nation had seen a videotape of the beating, so when a jury failed to convict the officers, their acquittal triggered widespread outrage and six days of rioting in Los Angeles. Fifty-three people were killed and more than seven thousand buildings were torched. Much of the mayhem was carried live; news cameras tracked the action from helicopters circling overhead. read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, March 10

03/12/12 05:54AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Taliban vows 'revenge' after US soldier kills 16 Afghan civiliansNine children among the deadAs gasoline prices rise, Obama’s ratings fallGOP candidates struggle to connect with conservative Southern votersTop Gingrich aide: Newt has not talked to Rick Perry about VP slot read more

How speculation plays a role in high gas...

How speculation plays a role in high gas prices

03/11/12 08:00PM

The U.S. created over 200,000 jobs in February, and on Friday, the House passed a jobs bill aimed at helping start-up companies.  Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, joins Morning Joe to discuss jobs creation, unions, the 2012 elections, and how speculation... watch

How will Afghan president respond to...

How will Afghan president respond to shootings?

03/11/12 08:00PM

A U.S. soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians over the weekend, and the Associated Press' Kimberly Dozier says the Americans in Afghanistan are poised for "blowback" and are looking to see how President Hamid Karzai handles the incident. The Daily Beast's... watch