There are certain things that can't be taught. Musical ear. Court vision. Sense of humor. Empathy.
Racism is not one of those things. In fact, you could make a very convincing argument that racism is a widely taught art on the planet. Handed down from generation to generation, parent to child like good hair and freckles. read more
When I first saw the headlines about famed Olympian Oscar Pistorius accused of shooting his model girlfriend to death on Valentine’s Day, I didn’t quite know how to process what I was reading.... read more
One aspect of the show that all of the Cyclists take very seriously is choosing the music we use to go into the breaks. When it's your day to lead the show you get to pick pretty much whatever you want for all the breaks (where we go out to commercial). read more
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., at 89 is the oldest member in Congress' upper chamber and on Thursday became the fourth senator to announce he would not seek another term come the 2014 election. However, he does not see this as a final sendoff from public service. “I'm not announcing a retirement," Lautenberg said during a press... read more
Since the day that Abigail Adams called the White House her home, the position of First Lady has captivated Americans. And aside from the recent addition of a FLOTUS Twitter handle, these women have for centuries played the role of fashion icon, cheerleader for their husbands and for their own favored causes, and often magnets for controversy. read more
This year I'm celebrating Black History Month by talking about some significant issues in the Black community. Today guns. Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton died a week after performing at the inauguration, a victim of gun violence in Chicago, but in too many ways her story is extraordinary because black America is plagued by gun violence. read more
A meteor blast over Russia's Chelyabinsk region has reportedly left hundreds injured. Many Russians watched in fear and shock--some wondering if the world was ending--as the meteorites streaked across the sky, damaging buildings and breaking windows.... read more
President Obama is back in his hometown of Chicago today. This is the last stop on his three day post State of the Union tour. Wednesday’s speech in Asheville, NC was focused on manufacturing. During Thursday’s speech in Decatur, Georgia President Obama discussed his early-education plan, and today he will be focusing on gun violence while also... read more
President Barack Obama touched on a slew of issues in his second Google Hangout, repeating the major points from Tuesday’s State of the Union speech but also directly addressing the viability of the penny, the Benghazi hearings, drone strikes on American citizens, his daughters’ math and science skills, and the GOP blocking a confirmation vote ... read more
Republicans are desperately searching for a new image, new brand, new ways to convince the average Joe that they're not just the party of the rich catering to the American plutocracy. Really, they care about the poor, about inequality, about job growth and not just budget slashing. The new Republican strategy of saying they care about the... read more
MSNBC’s “The Cycle” which premiered in 2012 is a live, one-hour ensemble opinion show that features conservative commentator Abby Huntsman, author and pundit Touré, The Nation correspondent Ari Melber and former Congressional candidate Krystal Ball. The Cycle is a “TIS” show – topical, interesting, and smart. The panel brings a young perspective on everything from politics, the economy, the media, sports and popular culture. You never know who or what might be discussed at the table.