It's Not Fair -- Lily Allen
I read through Chris Hayes' great book, Twilight of the Elites, last week. He lays out a persuasive and for me, ultimately depressing look at the myth of meritocracy in this country and how our system is built to bend towards corruption and cheating. Bottom line: Life's not fair. We are not and never can be a meritocracy until and unless we stop focusing on the equality of opportunity and work towards an equality of outcomes. But first we need to get on the same page of understanding the problem. Looking at who is given a place at the table, I'm not sure we're going to get on that same page, do you?
ABC's "This Week" – Robert Gibbs, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign; Kevin Madden, adviser to Romney's presidential campaign. Dick Cheney. Roundtable: George Will; Democratic strategist and ABC News contributor Donna Brazile; Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief David Chalian, radio host and Breitbart.com contributing editor Dana Loesch, and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus.
NBC's "Meet the Press" – Pre-empted by the Olympics.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Gloria Borger, CNN; Kathleen Parker, Washington Post; Dan Rather, HDNet; David Ignatius, Washington Post
MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" - Pre-empted by the Olympics.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris Perry" - Pre-empted by the Olympics.
CBS' "Face the Nation" – Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; Penn State President Rodney Erickson; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. Panel: Buzz Bissinger, Sara Ganim, Bill Rhoden, James Brown, and Jim Rome.
CNN's "State of the Union" – Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. Roundtable: Ken Goldstein, President of Kantar Media/CMAG, Ron Brownstein, CNN’s Senior Political Analyst and Michael Scherer of Time Magazine.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Paul Wolfowitz, Tom Friedman, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Richard Haass, Paul Krugman and Ken Rogoff.
CNN's "Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz" - Romney's international trip, electoral news: Keli Goff, contributing editor of Loop21.com, Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker and Jim Geraghty, contributing editor at National Review. Aurora shooting: Jane Hall, of American University’s School of Communications and Fred Francis, former national security correspondent for NBC News. Olympic coverage: Frank Deford, senior contributing writer for Sports Illustrated. Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University will discuss “Face the Facts” – a new nonpartisan project aimed at distilling facts from fiction as we head into the 2012 election season.
"Fox News Sunday" – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Panel: Chip Saltsman, Former Mike Huckabee Campaign Manager, Liz Marlantes, The Christian Science Monitor, Kimberley Strassel, The Wall Street Journal, Juan Williams, Fox News Political Analyst.
So what's catching your eye this morning?