Nobody wants to be on food stamps, but when my family lost everything, we were grateful for it.
I need firmer evidence that the current field of GOP candidates are running the old race game on us. The only thing MSNBC keeps putting in our face and harping on is their bottom line, seemingly, that a black man who is president can't get no respect.
In a recent article, Professor Cornel West "went H.A.M." on Tulane University Professor, Melissa Harris-Perry. I was both impressed and shocked that West had been so strong in his position on Harris-Perry, and I was glad to see that even millionaires aren't afraid to tell the truth.
Going after debate moderators seems to have become a key element of Newt's debating style. Arguably, it has also contributed to his rise in the polls.
As a journalist, I was disturbed by the media's negligence as the disaster unfolded. What I observed was a story of slow-off-the-mark reporting and appalling insensitivity on the part of Carnival Corp. and at least two TV networks.
I don't agree with anything that Pat Buchanan writes or says about race and eugenics -- his views are worse than extremist, and far harsher than bizarre. Still, I take strong exception to MSNBC's suspending and removing Pat Buchanan from his perch as on-air paid pundit.
Don't be fooled by its seemingly straightforward title: SOPA is one of the greatest challenges to a free and open web that we've ever faced.
Do traditional news outlets falter? Of course they do, all the time. And opinion does color the facts. But that is certainly no excuse to choose to expose yourself only to the work of journalists who you know share your political inclinations.
Current TV hasn't had much of a presence at the twice-yearly Television Critics Association gatherings since its initial presentation near the time of its launch at the Summer 2005 tour. That changed Friday.
Buchanan is not the only problematic individual to be given somewhat of a home at MSNBC. According to Equality Matters, Family Research Council head Tony Perkins has made 11 appearances on MSNBC news programs.
There was a moment of shock and awe as the former vice president and 2000 presidential candidate gave his political views on the Republican candidates, Supreme Court decisions, Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and the perils of being called a "flip flopper."
These days, I sometimes sit with my father, silently, amazed at how he has completely transformed. And how I am now a parent of two constantly transforming daughters.
This year, as we search for tokens of gratitude for that special someone, what if we consciously make a decision to buy gifts that will benefit a greater good? The effects of doing so could make a surprisingly positive impact on our world.
White nationalists see Buchanan as a mainstream champion of their beliefs. Their goal? Make sure he maintains his position on MSNBC so that divisive, racially inflammatory ideas continue to circulate.
Occupy Wall Street, so long as the direct action of street demonstrations prevails and continues, is at this moment growing into something that none of us can see at this time. It's all about the future.