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Red State Update: Bush and the Pope

Red State Update weighs in on the president’s recent papal visit, the difficulties of brush clearing while wearing a fancy ring, and Papa Bush’s newfound softness.

Posted on Jun 13, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Kids Say the Darndest Things

Chances are your elementary school education about how the federal government works (or doesn’t) wasn’t much like the schooling of these L.A.-area public school students.  Perhaps some big players on Capitol Hill might want to drum up their own hip-hop-inflected response to the key issues addressed here in “Showdown in the Senate.” 

Posted on Jun 12, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Michael Moore, Oprah and ‘Sicko’

Documentarian Michael Moore takes clips from his latest to Oprah for a discussion of the healthcare crisis and why even Republicans are responding warmly to the film: “I don’t want this to be a political issue. ... When you get sick, you get sick. The illness doesn’t care whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican.”

Posted on Jun 11, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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And Bush Fiddles While the Icecaps Melt

Cullen Murphy joins Stephen Colbert to compare and contrast the American and Roman empires. For all the old empire’s glory, its rampant poverty, disease and corruption, combined with endless war, make for an unwelcome comparison.

Posted on Jun 10, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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No Debate on Gays in the Military

Whatever happened to that Republican spirit of individual liberty? During the recent GOP debate, none of the candidates came out against the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on homosexuals.  According to John McCain, “the policy is working,” despite frequent reports that the “Don’t ask” requirement is often ignored.

Posted on Jun 8, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Truthdig Debate Highlights

On May 22, Sam Harris and Chris Hedges debated religion and politics in Los Angeles. Here is a condensed audio version of the event, broadcast on KPFK’s “Beneath the Surface” with Suzi Weissman.

Posted on Jun 6, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Ron Paul on ‘The Daily Show’

The Republican Party’s only anti-war candidate (so far) tells Jon Stewart it’s the other candidates who have lost touch with conservative values. As Stewart points out, that could be a problem: “You appear to have consistent, principled integrity. Uh ... Americans don’t usually go for that.”

Posted on Jun 5, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Democratic Debate Fireworks

In case you missed it, or just want to relive the rhetorical pyrotechnics, check out this collection of debate highlights (including the Edwards-Obama-Clinton throwdown) assembled by PoliticsTV.

Posted on Jun 4, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Dennis Miller Still Believes in WMDs, Tooth Fairy?

The funnyman-turned-war cheerleader tells Bill O’Reilly why he still believes there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. O’Reilly, believe it or not, takes the sensible view.

Posted on Jun 3, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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O’Reilly on America’s ‘Complexion’ Change

In this latest dispatch from the “No Spin Zone,” Bill O’Reilly frets with Sen. John McCain about the “legitimate fear” that undocumented workers and their “extended families” will infiltrate the U.S., setting off a domino effect that will “sink the Republican Party” and—“pardon the pun”—alter America’s “complexion” permanently.

Posted on Jun 1, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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