“Punting the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important.
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The Sunday Talking Heads:
Up with Chris Hayes: Joining Chris tomorrow are: Edward Conard, former partner at Bain Capital from 1993-2007 and author of “Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy is Wrong;” Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein), Occupy Wall Street activist and former vice president of information technology at Merrill Lynch; William Black, associate professor of economic and law at University of Missouri-Kansas City and author of “The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry;” Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Communications Director for Latino Decisions and visiting scholar at University of Texas-Austin; Dedrick Muhammad, senior economic director of NAACP; Alyona Minkovski (@thealyonashow), host “The Alyona Show” on RT, the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel; and Stephen Carter, law professor at Yale University and Bloomberg View Columnist. Author of “The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln.”
This Week with George Stephanopolis: Guests are Chicago mayor and former Obama White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and Romney supporter and potential vice presidential nominee Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH; James Carville and Mary Matalin join the “This Week” powerhouse roundtable along with ABC News’ George Will, Democratic strategist and ABC News contributor Donna Brazile; and political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd.
Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: Mr. Schieffer’s guests are Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI); Obama for America Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter and Senior Advisor to the Romney Campaign Kevin Madden. Joining him on the economic roundtable are Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics, TIME‘s Rana Foroohar, National Review‘s John Fund, and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich and on the political panel are New York Magazine‘s Frank Rich, Washington Post‘s Michael Gerson, as well as CBS News’s Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson.
The Chris Matthews Show: This week’s guests are Joe Klein, TIME columnist; S. E. Cupp, NY Daily News columnist; Katty Kay, BBC Washington Correspondent; and Howard Fineman, The Huffington Post Senior Political Editor.
Meet the Press with David Gregory: MTP guest are Mitt Romney’s senior adviser, Ed Gillespie; Assistant Democratic Leader Sen. Dick Durbin (IL) and Assistant Republican Leader Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ); and Bob Costas of NBC Sports.
The political roundtable guest are president of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist; NAACP President Ben Jealous; GOP strategist Mike Murphy; Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen; and the Washington Post‘s Bob Woodward.
State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Joining Ms. Crowley this week are Romney Senior Campaign Adviser Ed Gillespie and Obama Senior Campaign Adviser David Axelrod; Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack;
Or instead of listening to the same old babble, you can join ek hornbeck and I for the Live Blog of Le Tour de France 2012 as the bikers ride into the Pyrenees. Even if you don’t like cycling or sports the visuals are magnificent