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Richard Dawkins

The Science of Atheism

Biologist Richard Dawkins, author of “The God Delusion,” debates Stephen Colbert on the irrationality of religion, the misrepresentation of evolution and the idiocy of intelligent design.

Posted on Oct 18, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Learn About ‘Clean’ Elections

California residents: Check out this fact-sheet to educate yourself about Prop. 89, the California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act, which provides “clean money” financing to qualified candidates.

Posted on Oct 17, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert’s Guide to Republican Folly

In case you lost track, Stephen Colbert offers this rundown of Republican debacles.  From phantom WMDs to Mark Foley, the “Report” host highlights the greatest hits of GOP mania.

Posted on Oct 17, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart

‘Daily Show’ Dissects Ney Plea

Jon Stewart digests the latest Abramoff developments, including Bob Ney’s abuse of the “drinking problem” defense: “If you’re keeping score at home, that now makes alcohol responsible for corruption, anti-Semitism and homosexual pedophilia.”

Posted on Oct 17, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


David Kuo

Former Bush ‘Faith’ Staffer: God’s Name Savaged for Politics

David Kuo, the former deputy in Bush’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives and author of the new book “Tempting Faith,” told Leslie Stahl on “60 Minutes” that “the name of God is being destroyed in the name of politics.” (Watch it)

Posted on Oct 16, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘Real Beauty’ Ad Reveals Model Makeover

The Dove “Campaign for Real Beauty” outfit has posted a video showing the unbelievable makeup, styling and Photoshop efforts that go into making a model into a billboard beauty. It’s an effective indictment of how we view “beauty.” (Watch it)

Posted on Oct 16, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Politician Is Slammed by Ad Backing Stem Cell Research

An ad produced by an advocacy group features a small girl saying this about an anti-stem-cell congressman: “How come he thinks he gets to decide who lives and dies?”

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Interview With the Taliban

The Nation’s Christian Parenti goes inside Taliban communities and fighting groups in this excellent article and video, which document “the mounting frustration in Afghanistan with government corruption, military occupation and a seemingly endless war.”

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Campaign Ad the GOP Won’t Run

“Airplane” director David Zucker has produced a satirical ad criticizing the Clinton administration’s dealings with North Korea that is so inflammatory that GOP strategists have refused to use it in campaigns.

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week’s slew of Truthdig-flavored videos includes two (gasp!) conservatives: Andrew Sullivan and Dennis Miller. Please listen to what they have to say—even if only to sharpen your debating skills. Also check out Robert Scheer on North Korea and Iran and Wolf Blitzer humiliating a GOP’er over Foleygate.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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