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2012 Olympic Coverage

2012 Olympic Coverage

07/27/12 01:54PM

Tonight at 7:30pm NBC’S coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games kicks off with the Opening Ceremonies in London.This years is promising to be a show stopper complete with Horses, Chickens, and even a few surprises that you will have to tune in to see.With coverage of the games stretching across the networks of NBC Universal, this also means The Cycle will be off the air for 2 weeks. read more

Modern Feminism from a teenagers perspective

Modern Feminism from a teenagers perspective

07/27/12 12:09PM

Author, Julie Zeilinger, is joining The Cycle conversation today to discuss her book A Little F'D Up: Why Feminism Is Not A Dirty World.". In her book, Julie explains why feminism is not a dirty word. Rather, she portrays feminism as a rite of passage that is elss taken in todays world, but an important step in self realization and self-esteem.Below is an excerpt from her book and be sure to tune in at 3pm for the full conversation!Excerpted from the book A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism is Not a Dirty Word by Julie Zeilinger. read more

My All-Time Olympic Dream Team

My All-Time Olympic Dream Team

07/27/12 09:42AM

With preliminary events already underway for the Summer Olympics, and wall-to-wall coverage from all over our NBC affiliates, it’s official - London has taken over our lives at 30 Rockefeller Center. And between the hype, Nike’s campaigning, barbs being traded between contemporary and past players, and Team USA instagramming out pictures of themselves non-stop - basketball has been on my mind. read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: Throwing salt in Mitt's wounds

07/27/12 09:24AM

“When your opponent is drowning,” James Carville advised in “All’s Fair,” the 1995 book he wrote with his wife, “throw the son of a bitch an anvil.”His words came to mind yesterday, when Mitt Romney opened what was designed as a friendly, image-boosting international tour by questioning Britain’s preparation for the Olympics and the readiness of its people to rally around the games, comments that provoked a loud and derisive outcry from the British press and political class.In Romney’s defense, what he said about the London games is actually tame compared to what Britons themselves have been s read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: Michigan and surprise swing states

07/26/12 12:22PM

It’s hard to say where, exactly, the presidential race stands in Michigan.A poll from Mitchell Research, a Republican outfit, made some waves yesterday morning by showing Mitt Romney ahead of Barack Obama by a point in the state, 45 to 44 percent. Later in the day, Rasmussen put out numbers that gave Obama a six-point edge, while pegged the president’s lead at 14, 53-39 percent. This all came a week after an EPIC-MRA poll put the GOP challenger up 46 to 45.The lack of clarity is a result of a lack of quality polling. read more

Gun control: A conversation not a debate

07/25/12 10:30AM

I'm not sure how much of yesterday's show you caught, but in the our "E Block" (complicated code for 'the 5th segment) we had a conversation, about the conversation about gun control. Meta. But what you missed was the discussion beforehand, in the meetings leading up the to show. I worked with Steve Kornacki on the segment's intro, and we tried to make sure we gave a honest, historical framing for how guns are talked about in politics. read more

Steve Kornacki's latest Salon.com article: The race to the bottom

07/25/12 09:00AM

The takeaway finding from the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released last night is that the negative tone of both presidential campaigns is taking a toll on each candidate’s image.Mitt Romney, whose numbers had ticked up in the immediate wake of the Republican primary season, is saddled with upside-down popularity. Just 35 percent of voters view him favorably, while 40 percent see him unfavorably. read more

Programmed Heroes: Analyzing the aftermath from the Aurora shooting

Programmed Heroes: Analyzing the aftermath from the Aurora shooting

07/24/12 04:55PM

Are we programmed to act a certain way during times of danger? Today we heard from 2 best friends who wouldn’t leave one another during the movie theater shooting in Aurora last Thursday. These 2 girls represent just one of the incredible stories of survival and heroism coming out of this horrific tragedy.  Dr. Michelle Callahan joined the conversation and confirmed that we all can be heroes in time of crisis and in fact  men are socialized to put women and children first.Check out what else she had to say about us all being heroes Insert video read more

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