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)
- Fidel Castro is Dead - November 26, 2016
- Professor Watchlist: Are These Radicals Teaching Your Kids? - November 21, 2016
- The Next Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, Praises The Heartland Institute - November 9, 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: