On Sunday's Up w/ Chris Hayes, we'll examine the praise political leaders shower on "small business" as the engine of economic growth, and we'll investigate what really qualifies as a "small business." Also: According to a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll, the most important issue for voters in this election is the economy. The second most important? Social issues, which were glaringly absent from Wednesday's presidential debate. The candidates failed to address gun control, climate change, immigration and women's rights, among other topics. We'll discuss the topics that were left out of the debate. And: During the Republican primaries, Romney shifted right on immigration, advocating policies he claimed would cause "illegal aliens" to "self-deport." Now he has tacked to the center in order to appeal to undecided, independent voters. Amid all this, The New York Times has announced that it will continue to use the terms "illegal immigrants" and "illegal immigration."
Joining Chris tomorrow at 8 AM ET on MSNBC will be:
Democratic Rep. Peter Welch, who holds Vermont's only House seat and serves as chief deputy whip in the Democratic caucus.
Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead), comedian and co-creator of "The Daily Show."
Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting), Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and founder of the Define American campaign.
Rebecca Traister (@rtraister), contributor to to the New York Times Magazine and Salon.com. Author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women."
Brooke Gladstone (@OTMbrooke), co-host and managing editor of WNYC's "On the Media."
JJ Ramberg (@jjramberg), host of MSNBC's "Your Business" and co-author of "It's Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business."
Ro Khanna, former deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Commerce and author of "Entrepreneurial Nation: Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America's Future."
Chris Rabb,(@chrisrabb) adjunct professor for the Fox School of Business at Temple University and author of "Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity."
Maria Hinojosa (@maria_hinojosa) rotating anchor for PBS' "Need to Know," executive producer for "America by the Numbers with Maria HInajosa," anchor and executive producer of NPR's "Latino USA," winner of 2012 John Chancellor award for Excellence in Journalism.
John McWhorter, professor of linguistics and American studies at Columbia University, contributing editor at the "New Republic" and "Daily News" columnist.
:: Blogged by Katherine Guthrie (@kguth1130), production assistant for Up w/ Chris Hayes ::