10 With Tom 10 questions in 10 minutes Willie Geist, shown here, is one of my favori...
I really should get out of the habit of watching "Morning Joe." I'm an early riser and for a long time it seemed the perfect segue between my second cup of coffee (during "Way Too Early") and sitting down to work. Joe's bombastic ego and Mika's giggly, faux feminism got me just riled up enough to throw the comforter and dogs off my lap and head to the computer.
The week began with a speech Donald Trump read off a TelePrompTer. And in a stunning development -- are you sitting down? -- he then did not stomp all over his message by saying monumentally stupid things for the rest of the week. No, really!
No presidential candidate since 1952 in Trump's low polling position at this stage of the campaign has won the popular vote.
Could it be possible that Joe Scarborough and Donald Trump have finally broken up? Morning Joe has done more than any other TV show to legitimize Don...
Washington Post Political and Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, Eugene Robinson, began the week on Monday with his column, "Is Donald Trump just plain...
I'm not a psychologist, but after watching Donald Trump's thirteen-month presidential campaign, it certainly appears that he is unhinged.
I am glad, very glad that on this morning's show, you recognized all this about Trump and said so -- and that you all went further, trying to get Republican leaders, including at least one at your table, to repudiate their candidate for president.
There's an ad in The New Yorker for Morning Joe featuring Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough titled The Firebrands. It reads in part: "They are th...
For several days, I'd been watching the media pundits salivate over last week's poll results, in which Donald Trump rated 16 points better than Hillary Clinton in a question asking which one was "better" at "being honest and straightforward."
This week, as Britain broke with the EU, some in the U.S. media broke with reality by continuing to normalize the unreal candidacy of Donald Trump. After a speech on Wednesday focusing on economics and attacks on Hillary Clinton, many pundits gave Trump the gift of analyzing the speech as if it had been delivered by someone other than the most dangerous and unstable nominee in modern history. "That's called the pivot," said Joe Scarborough, while Mark Halperin allowed that "the themes Trump chose... were well chosen," the speech "decently written," and that Trump is "better on prompter." In other words, focusing on weeds in a forest of demonstrable lies: the U.S., for example, is not "the highest taxed nation in the world." As noted by Politifact, which has debunked this claim three times, the U.S. is "nowhere near the top." Meanwhile, Democrats broke with House rules and staged a sit-in on the House floor to demand votes on gun control legislation. The effort was labeled a "publicity stunt," by Paul Ryan -- a break from irony from a man who endorsed Donald Trump.
When the rich like Trump do badly, they get more money. When low-wage workers faithfully perform their jobs, Trump says, "Give them less money!"
Ron Fournier discusses the anxiety we all have as parents. We continue to balance our dreams we have for our children with the realities our children face. Our dreams do not always reflect the strengths in our children.
Sure, it's funny -- when you first consider it. But then the more you think about it, the more sense it actually makes. After all, is "Trump/Ventura 2016" really that much more outlandish than "Donald Trump, Republican presidential nominee" first sounded?
The Ol' Wildcatter is wiping away the dismal dust of a Hoosier victory in the NCAAs from the Little Smart Pill Machine, to give you a preview of the upcoming Likely Party Primary Losers. The following is strictly for amusement; please, no wagering.
If the same old politicians are feeling the wrath of voters in this bizarre current election cycle, why are the same old pundits getting a free pass? We know that people are angry and feeling left out by the establishment politicians, and have channeled that anger toward alternative candidates.