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Must Read Op-Eds for May 13, 2011

05/13/11 09:58AM

Here are today's major opinion and editorial columns.MITT ROMNEY IN A TIME WARP  EDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESAt heart, he is still the kind of old-fashioned northeastern Republican who believes in government’s role while trying to conceal it under a thin, inauthentic coating of conservative outrage. But in its blind abhorrence of President Obama, the party has also left behind former centrists like Mr. Romney, and it is unlikely that any amount of frantic pandering about the free market will change that. read more

Morning headlines: Friday, May 13

05/13/11 05:57AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The Taliban is claiming responsibility for a deadly bombing at a Pakistan paramilitary center. 80 people were killed.In case you were wondering how bin Laden's emails went undetected for so long: Here's how he did it.John McCain says that torture did not lead to the discovery of bin Laden's whereabouts.Mitt Romney spoke yesterday at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. read more

From the Guardian website

If bin Laden kept a diary...

05/12/11 03:22PM

Sometimes we laugh to keep from crying. This is one of those times.Today we stumbled upon this little gem of poetic license, and it gave us a few laughs. And sometimes a bit of levity is alright.Guardian journalist Tim Dowling imagines what interesting insights showed up in bin Laden's diaries.Here's an entry for 14 August 2009:Watched TV for a few hours to see if there were any stories about me. Nothing today. I did see that temptress Sarah Palin on CNN though, practically naked as usual – wrists showing, ankles, hair, everything. Oddly enough, she was talking about death panels. read more

Tweets o' the day

Tweets o' the day

05/12/11 03:07PM

We're always scouring our Twitter account for choice viewer tweets. As always, keep 'em coming. Here are a few from today.We don't know, but the bell hop, concierge or cleaning staff are to blame. :)So you've learned your worth and now you're loaded, right? read more

Matt Stone and Trey Parker on the set of Morning Joe

Coming up on Morning Joe: Matt Stone and Trey Parker

05/12/11 02:42PM

Perhaps you've heard of Matt Stone and Trey Parker. They're the creators of a little show called "South Park," a few movies, and The Book of Mormon.Stone and Parker dropped by Morning Joe today to discuss what it's like to have their first Broadway play be nominated for 14 TONY awards and be the hottest ticket on Broadway. Their segment will air tomorrow morning, so make sure to tune in.I wonder if Donny and Marie will ever check it out. I wonder if this guy will ever change his mind about the musical. read more