While many people have expressed outrage and sympathy for the victims, they've been criticized for not mentioning the bombings just a day before in Beirut. It's grief shaming, plain and simple.
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The fact is, part of the job of president is working and playing well with others be they conservative Democrats, country club Republicans, Tea Party wing nuts, progressives or global leaders like Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.
If we accept a bully like Trump as a legitimate candidate but fail to call him out for his reliance on name calling as a substitute for thought, we are putting a tacit stamp of approval, and asking for more of the same in elections to come.
I can cite facts and figures all day long depicting the disparity in which different communities are policed, who gets stopped, who gets frisked, who gets arrested, who can afford an attorney and what actual crime rates are broken down by various categories including race and ethnicity. Bottom line is, our criminal justice system is unbalanced, broken and in need of immediate repair.
Our latest mass shooting in Oregon - which did NOT occur in a gun-free zone - is just the latest reminder that good guys with guns, as good as their intentions might be, are oftentimes no match for bad guys with guns.
It is important for the public to take a stand here and turn off MSNBC in droves to show they cannot be taken as fools. Anchors should be deserving of high esteem and the public's trust. How can anyone trust Williams now?
Should MSNBC push ahead with their currently proposed schedule and effectively push José Díaz-Balart's show off the air, it will send a strong message to Latinos, immigrants and its current viewership, that there is no place for their only Latino anchorman.
As the world watches other acts of terror around the world -- murders of journalists, terrorism arrests rising, and acts that can be called nothing less than domestic terrorism on the rise -- is it time to reconsider how we reflect on 9/11 on each anniversary, or do we the need the stark real-time images so we don't become complacent?
What William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal did for discourse in America was unprecedented. They proved there was a time not so long ago we relished hearing both sides of political arguments. And there is a time -- call it the present -- when a hunger for authenticity seems to be driving both parties in unexpected directions.
Night after night, seemingly intelligent humans spend hours pondering why the media is spending hours pondering Trump's unlikely popularity. I suppose I'm doing it now.
The joke is long past over. With autumn closing in, it's getting harder to see how the short-fingered vulgarian of the American business world doesn't take his presidential odyssey at least to the gates of the GOP convention in Cleveland, if not beyond.
Trump would also never accept the job of president, as tempting as it might seem. It would mean giving up direct control of his global business empire. He would also have to forfeit the hundreds of millions of dollars he receives in endorsement deals every year.
JJ Ramberg is the host of msnbc's Your Business, which focuses on small business and entrepreneurship and is the founder of Goodshop.com. Now in it...
In light of the upcoming presidential campaign and a potential Republican president, there is a strong need for a consistent strong liberal voice to even the playing field of advocacy journalism, which reports the news from a biased slant.
Far-right extremists are deathly afraid of the growing progressivism among American youth and will undertake any measures to maintain the status quo and keep the power to legislate policies that are based in hatred, bigotry, and xenophobia.