Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
Latest posts by Jim Lakely (see all)
- Yes, New York Times Commenter Maggie Mae, ‘The Heartland’ Matters - January 9, 2017
- The Year in Climate Realism: A Review of 2016 - January 6, 2017
- Dear President-elect Trump: Don’t Listen to Ben Santer - December 28, 2016
Judging from how Heartland’s Horace Cooper dominated the discussion on Hardball — Chris Matthews badgered him relentlessly, but Horace destroyed his arguments — I’m wondering if Heartland will get many requests for guests in the future. I hope so. And Hardball’s viewers should hope so, too, if MSNBC is interested in presenting competent non-lefty experts to its audience.
In just under seven minutes of air time — Matthews’ badgering of Horace left little time for MSNBC’s redundant lefty opponent — Horace explained why showing an ID at the polling place is hardly a burden, but protects the franchise and doesn’t harm the ability of minorities or college students to vote … legitmately.
Take notes, future guests of Hardball. Horace Cooper put on a clinic: