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Jul 22 2012

Punting the Pundits: Sunday Preview Edition

Punting the Punditsis 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 at the table will be: Gary Gensler (@cftc), chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission since May 2009. Gensler previously served as the under-secretary of domestic finance at the Treasury Department; Bryn Bird, second-generation farmer in Granville, Ohio at Bird’s Haven Farms.  She is also a field outreach coordinator for Rural Coalition; Akil Hashem (@AkilHashem), retired brigadier general who served in the Syrian army for 27 years (1962-1989); Col. Jack Jacobs (@ColJackJacobs), Medal of Honor recipient, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and military analyst for MSNBC; Stacy-Marie Ishmael (@s_m_i), adjunct professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, former editor of “FT Tilt;” Josh Barro (@jbarro), contributor to Forbes.com with “The Barrometer;” Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, author of “Breaking the Sound Barrier,” and syndicated columnist for King Features; and Sarab Al-Jijakli, member of the Syrian Expatriates Organization and co-founder of the National Alliance for Syria.

This Week with George Stephanopolis: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joins George Stephanopoulos to discuss the latest information on the shooting, and how his state and the Aurora community are coping with the tragedy.

The roundtable examines the violence in Aurora, with former Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, author of the new book “A Nation of Wusses,” ABC News’ George Will, ABC News’ Cokie Roberts, TIME Magazine political columnist Joe Klein, and The Washington Post‘s Jennifer Rubin.

Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: Mr. Schieffer’s guests are Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper; Aurora mayor Steve Hogan; Rep. Earl Perlmutter; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Chris Matthews Show: This week’s guests are Dan Rather, HDNet Global Correspondent; David Ignatius, The Washington Post Columnist; Gloria Borger, CNN Senior Political Analyst; and Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post Columnist.

Meet the Press with David Gregory: This Sunday’s MTP guests are Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D); former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, former chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department William Bratton, and gun-control advocate Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY).

The roundtable guests are New York Times columnist David Brooks, former DC public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, former senior adviser to the 2004 Kerry presidential campaign, Bob Shrum, and former senior strategist to the 2008 McCain presidential campaign, Steve Schmidt.

State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Ms. Crowley’s guests are Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D);  Senator John McCain (R-AZ); Virginia Senate Candidates Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine.