#NerdlandForever: My top Melissa Harris-Perry moments

I am in a state of full-blown shock at the moment. Melissa Harris-Perry, referred to by Ta-Nehisi Coates as America’s foremost public intellectual, was unexpectedly cut from MSNBC’s weekend lineup. #Nerdland, as Dr. Harris-Perry dubbed it, was more than just a loving nickname referring to her eponymous show; #Nerdland was, and still is, a collection … Continue reading

Exclusive: Amaris’ Take on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

  Pretty Politics correspondent and commentator Amaris Rodriguez recently visited the Supreme Court in the midst of oral arguments on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. Two companies, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, are suing the federal government based on a mandate by the Affordable Care Act which states that companies must offer contraceptive coverage as … Continue reading

The Aftermath of Sandy Hook: Reaping Rewards By Hoping

Many questions are being asked in the wake of the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. In the following days and weeks, there will be countless debates on gun regulation, mental illness, the culture of violence, and many other issues that are widely perceived to be crucial in preventing massacres like … Continue reading

Still Undecided? Let Joe Help You Out

by Ana Moreno After watching the Vice Presidential Debate last night, with Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan, I think that all Democrats can finally stop holding their breaths and let out a sigh of relief . After the presidential debate last week, we can agree that we were, to put it lightly, … Continue reading

“Conventional” Wisdom and Previewing The Debates

by Nicole Looking back on the Republican and Democratic conventions, the differences between party philosophies have never been greater. That being said, the Democrats decisively won this battle. 5. OPTICS: The stage setup in Charlotte, where the Dems’ convention was held, was more aesthetically pleasing than that of the Republicans in Tampa. From color contrast … Continue reading

Michelle Does Miami

By Nicole Elegant and eloquent, First Lady Michelle Obama is the quintessential American woman. Although her husband has assumed the position of the most publicized and scrutinized office in the world, she has maintained a sense of calm and poise that is seemingly effortless; seemingly being the operative word. On Tuesday, Michelle exuded these qualities, … Continue reading

The Absolute Latest: Santorum wins Alabama and Mississippi.

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum continues to extend the Republican primary season…much to the dismay of the presumed frontrunner, Mitt Romney. Following a decent performance on Super Tuesday, Romney failed to prove that he has any conservative credentials with voters in the Deep South last night. Romney’s professed love of “cheesy grits” and his prideful … Continue reading

All rejoice, Anwar al- Awlaki Is Dead!

by Jenifer Anwar Al-Awlaki was an American citizen. There is no declared war with Yemen and he was not a combatant but a preacher. He deserved a trial, like any American citizen. If they wanted him, they should have gone in, got him, brought him back and let him face a jury of his peers. … Continue reading

Professor exposes “Climate of Corruption”.

by Nicole For the past several years, global warming has been one of the most heavily-debated issues in American culture. Powerful politicians, passionate environmentalists, and skillful pundits have relentlessly emphasized the importance of addressing the issue as a crisis; something that requires our immediate attention. Larry Bell, an endowed professor of space architecture at the … Continue reading

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