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Must-Read Op-Eds for Friday, March 2, 2012

03/02/12 02:36PM

A BAD AMENDMENT DEFEATEDEDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESRepublicans claimed the issue was about religious freedom. But it was really about denying consumers — and particularly women — the right to make their own medical decisions and keeping up the antigovernment and anti-President Obama drumbeat. Naturally, the party’s presidential candidates support it ... . But most Americans support free access to contraception. Few people want their bosses or their insurance companies to tell them how to live their lives. The good news is that the amendment was defeated. read more

Willie Geist's "First Impression" of The Masters golf tournament

Willie Geist's "First Impression" of The Masters golf tournament

03/02/12 12:58PM

In the most recent edition of Golf Digest, "Way Too Early" host and "Morning Joe" co-host, Willie Geist told about the highs and lows of his first experience at The Masters professional golf tournament.  Willie's experience differed from many avid fans and golf enthusiasts because of his 5:30 am ET start time, he had to leave the party early to catch his flight and return to NYC.  "If you're one of the fortunate few on this Earth with a pass to enter the gates of Augusta National on Masters Sunday, you don't leave early. You just don't. read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was on hand this morning at Fort Lee High School in Fort Lee, New Jersey for a town hall meeting on education.

Christie for bipartisanship on education: "We've got to work together"

03/02/12 12:18PM

By Quinn WonderlingNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie was on this morning for Morning Joe's education town hall at Fort Lee High School in Fort Lee, New Jersey.Christie was on hand to dish out some Jersey pride and share his thoughts on the state's schools. Fort Lee High is being hailed as “another great success story in American education,” as Mika put it.And here's why: read more