We must not and cannot dismiss these incidents as simply the actions of a few individuals, for racism and other forms of oppression exist on multiple levels. These incidents are symptoms of larger systemic national problems.
Chris Matthews cut his teeth in politics for six years working for House Speaker Tip O'Neill who was famously quoted as saying, "All Politics is Local." Thus his book Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero is a political playbook.
No one says that Buchanan is not bright and personable. He is, however, a bigot so far outside the American political mainstream that he should never have been given legitimacy by MSNBC in the first place.
Elected to the U.S. Senate seven times, I know about the running for re-election on presidents' policies. In fact, my re-election in 1998 can be attributed in large measure to my vigorous opposition to President Clinton's NAFTA with Mexico.
On this day we celebrate Adrienne's life, her accomplishments and the legacy she's left behind. It is in her honor that I started the Adrienne Shelly Foundation with a singular mission: to support women filmmakers.
Senator Jon Kyl (R. AZ) advanced the art of GOP prevarication last April when he claimed that Planned Parenthood spends 90% of its budget on abortions. The grossness of the falsehood -- the correct figure is 3%, not 90 -- was par for the course.
As the Peace Corps celebrates its 50th anniversary, its approach to development and its work around the world remain more relevant than ever.
The candidates at the GOP debate were pushing economic hocus-pocus. But that hocus-pocus has cast its spell before. If aggressive steps aren't taken to fix this economy soon, one of those candidates may be our next president.
Obama was a follower in leader's clothing from the beginning -- or, as Winston Churchill said about Clement Atlee, "a sheep in sheep's clothing."
A major psychological source originates in people's responses to the crumbling of an overall way of life that's pretty much predominated throughout the 20th Century. Dealing with these shifts can have frightening impact.
After all the public flogging this once proud public servant has undergone, doesn't there come a point when enough is enough? Not where most of today's media is concerned, it seems.
Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Mitt Romney's performance at Monday night's GOP presidential deba...
HuffPost's Alex Wagner appeared Monday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Wagner explained that for t...
The main thing I draw from the Anthony Weiner incident is that the greater shame is in our puerile culture and how the media feeds the frenzy. On its own face their actions are ludicrous and the well-paid media honchos should be equally ashamed.
HuffPost's Alex Wagner appeared Friday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin. Examining the likelihoo...
HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Thursday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Mitt Romney's announcement that he is running for pre...