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Chris Matthews: Today’s Supreme Court wouldn’t back desegregation

MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Monday took a look at landmark Supreme Court decisions in the last 60 years and came to the conclusion that the current conservative court would not have backed a woman’s right to choose, removed prayer from public schools or supported desegregation. “Does anyone wonder like…

Colbert: Only bad economic news is good news for Romney

On Monday night’s episode of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert presented an edition of his recurring “The Word” segment devoted to Republicans and their desire to see the economy fail in order to improve Mitt Romney’s electoral chances in November. The economy, Colbert said, has been “as sluggish as…

Perino: Non-whites have ‘all the advantages’ at universities

Fox News co-host Dana Perino on Monday suggested that non-whites have “all the advantages” at universities and dismissed a campaign to promote racial justice in Minnesota. Earlier this year, the Un-Fair Campaign attempted to address white privilege and racism in Duluth by promoting their message on billboards, social networks and…

Noam Chomsky tells Julian Assange: Humanity ‘like lemmings going over the cliff’

Despite being shut inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London while his appeal for diplomatic immunity is considered, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has published another episode of his show for Russia Today, featuring interviews with two of the world’s foremost revolutionary thinkiers: Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali. At the conclusion of…

Stewart: Obama vs. Romney, who can out-pander to Latinos?

On Monday’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart had a look at the presidential candidates’ attempts to pander to Latinos, who are a key constituency in this year’s election. To set up the discussion, Stewart introduced the topic as a telenovela, or Spanish-language soap opera, entitled “Los Panderos,”…

Maddow: Being against cancer in the GOP ‘is a scandal now’

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow called out South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for vetoing a bill that would have allowed free HPV vaccinations for girls. The bill was intended to prevent the spread of the cancer-causing sexually transmitted disease. “Being against cancer in the Repubican Party…

Teen lesbian couple found shot in the head in Texas

Visitors to a public park in Portland, Texas were terrified on Saturday to find two teenage girls who had been shot in the head, according to MSNBC. Nineteen-year-old Mollie Judith Olgin was found dead on the scene and 18-year-old Mary Christine Chapa was rushed to the hospital. Chapa was in…

Montana governor calls for amendment to overturn Citizens United

After the Supreme Court struck down a century-old Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) and Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger (R) called on Congress to overturn the court’s controversial Citizens United decision. “Republicans and Democrats don’t always agree on policy matters, but there is one thing…

LeVar Burton looks to ‘transform the way we educate our children’

LeVar Burton, the host and producer of the children’s program Reading Rainbow, hopes to revolutionize how children in today’s digital world interact with literature. “The art of story-telling is as intrinsic to being human as is breathing,” he said on CNN. “We have to be aware that we have to…

Brewer takes victory lap: Arizona ‘vindicated’ by court gutting immigration law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer appeared to be in near denial on Monday when she claimed her state had been “vindicated” after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a majority of the SB 1070 anti-immigration law. In a 5-4 ruling, the high court found that three out of four provisions of…

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