November 6, 2012
November 1, 2012
How Big A Government Do We Need?
Republicans talk about the size of government as if it can be measured against some predefined scale. They talk about big government but they don’t define how you measure the size of government. They say if government is big than freedom is small. But who makes these rules? If Republicans want us to believe that there is a proper size to government and any larger than that is a threat to freedom, shouldn’t they bare the burden of proof?
October 29, 2012
Cut FEMA? Send It Back To The States? Privatize It?
During a Republican primary debate, Mitt Romney said this about FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency):
October 27, 2012
Chris Hayes’ Awesome Slam Of John Sununu’s Race-Baiting
Earlier this week on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Romney campaign surrogate John Sununu suggested that Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama for re-election was because of skin color.
October 12, 2012
VIDEO: Hardball with Chris Matthews: Woman Calls Obama A Communist
On Hardball, hours before the vice presidential debate, a woman tells Chris Matthews that President Obama is a communist. I can’t help but think this woman might show more clarity of thought if instead of right-wing propaganda, she was under the influence of drugs:
October 8, 2012
Why I Don’t Watch Sunday Shows Like Meet the Press, This Week
Occasionally I’ll watch a clip from one of the Sunday shows like Meet the Press, This Week or Face the Nation, but I can no longer bring myself to watch these shows in full. Over at The American Prospect, Paul Waldman asks, “Why Do the Sunday Shows Suck So Much?” And make no mistake, these shows do suck.
September 25, 2012
Do we shape the tax code based on our morals and values?
“It [tax code] is the single most important collective way that we measure what our values are.” – Melissa Harris-Perry
September 5, 2012
LEAN FORWARD: MSNBC Tops Cable News Ratings on First Night of DNC
NBC Universal put out a press release today that shows MSNBC had its first #1 night of prime time cable news coverage in its 16-year existence. MSNBC averaged 2.35 million viewers from 7pm to 2am. They hit their high for the night at 4.1 million viewers during the 10pm hour when First Lady Michelle Obama delivered her speech to the convention crowd.
July 8, 2012
Zephyr Teachout: Romney’s Oligarchic Vision
Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University, had the following critique of Mitt Romney’s economic plan while guest on Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC:
June 24, 2012
The Naiveté Of Advocating A Free Market Health Care System
In case you didn’t notice, the current health care system in the United States is already a free market system. There are winners and losers. There are some people who can afford to participate and others who get left behind. This is how any market works, and this is how our current health care system (which isn’t really a system at all) is working, or should I say, is not working.