Barenaked Ladies - Call and Answer
It's only fair to do what's best for you and you alone
It's only fair to do the same thing for me when you're not home
It's time to make this something that's more than only fair.
We need to have a discussion that has been missing from these Sunday shows for as long as I've been watching them: what kind of country do we want to be? Not a shallow, jingoistic discussion filled with platitudes of "freedom" and "liberty", but an honest-to-goodness discourse of whether we want to be the wealthiest nation for just a very few and if it's acceptable to have such a large percentage of the wealthiest nation in the world living in poverty. Do we want to be for all intents a plutocracy? Or do we want to be something that is more than only fair?
ABC's "This Week" – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. Roundtable: ABC News' George Will; Democratic strategist James Carville; Republican strategist Mary Matalin; Democratic strategist Donna Brazile; and political strategist Matthew Dowd.
NBC's "Meet the Press" – Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.; Ed Gillespie, adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign; Bob Costas. Roundtable: president of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist and NAACP President Ben Jealous. Also joining the roundtable with analysis on the busy week in 2012 politics: GOP strategist Mike Murphy; Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen; and the Washington Post's Bob Woodward.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Joe Klein, Time; S.E. Cupp, Glenn Beck TV and MSNBC; Katty Kay, BBC; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post. Topics: Obama's Affordable Care Art stands in the Supreme Court. What kind of Supreme Court Justices would Romney appoint if elected? Is it smarter for Romney to downplay healthcare in 2012? YES: 8 NO: 4; Will press treatment of Romney improve? YES: 11 NO: 1.
CBS' "Face the Nation" – Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, Romney senior adviser Kevin Madden. And, a panel on the economy with TIME's Rana Foroohar, Moody's Mark Zandi, UC Berkeley's Robert Reich and the American Spectator's John Fund. Plus, a panel on politics with The Washington Post's Michael Gerson, New York Magazine's Frank Rich and CBS News' John Dickerson and Norah O'Donnell.
MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" - Stephen Carter, Yale Law School; Victoria deFrancesco Soto, Communications Director, Latino Decisions; Dedrick Muhammad, NAACP Senior Director of the Economic Department; Alyona Minkovski, Host of “The Alyona Show” on RT; Ed Conard, Managing Director at Bain Capital, LLC from 1993 until 2007; Alexis Goldstein, Member of Occupy the SEC. Topics include: Romney’s NAACP speech, Texas’ voter ID law, LIBOR update, Peregrine Financial Group Inc. loss, Wells Fargo lending bias settlement, Bain Capital and Romney and the tax cut proposal.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Fmr. Olympian Dominique Dawes; The Grio’s Joy Reid; Maya Wiley, Center for Social Inclusion; Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.Topics include: NAACP and truth-telling; Summer crime rates; Standing by President Obama; Olympic athletes and dreams; Mass transit and civil rights
CNN's "State of the Union" – David Axelrod, senior Obama campaign adviser; Govs. Bob McDonnell, R-Va., and Deval Patrick; Gillespie. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Larry Kudlow, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Chrystia Freeland and Zachary Karabell; Syrian opposition leader Abdul Basit Sieda; astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Erin McPike, National Political Reporter for RealClearPolitics, Chicago Tribune columnist, Clarence Page and Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post; Former CBS News executive Paul Friedman and blogger Andrew Tyndall; tech blogger Sarah Lacy and Columbia University’s new Chief Digital Officer, Sree Sreenivasan.
"Fox News Sunday" – Govs. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Terry Branstad, R-Iowa; Karl Rove, Former Bush White House Senior Adviser and Joe Trippi, Former Howard Dean Campaign Manager. Roundtable: Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard & Fox News, Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times, Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard & Fox News, Juan Williams, Fox News Political Analyst.
So what's catching your eye this morning?