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Sebelius Talks Health Care on ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart interviews Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on health care reform. She’s pushing for a public health care option and looking to change this “unsustainable, unconscionable, unacceptable ” system. Check out this clip from last night’s “Daily Show.”

Posted on Jul 16, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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McNamara’s Vietnam in 1995

As we remember the late Robert McNamara, we can look back to the publication of his 1995 memoir, “In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam,” to see the conversations that surrounded McNamara’s take on the Vietnam War. Truthdig’s own Robert Scheer appears in a round-table discussion alongside former Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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Krugman on the Depressing State of the U.S.

Stephen Colbert interviews Nobel Prize winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on the state of the U.S. economy, and let’s face it, things are looking pretty crappy. Check out this clip from Monday’s “Colbert Report.”

Posted on Jul 14, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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Sotomayor Clears Up ‘Wise Latina’ Remark

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor finally got a chance to respond to the “wise Latina” quote (“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would, more often than not, reach a better conclusion”) that inspired massive GOP criticism and bigotry around her nomination. Check out this video to hear what she had to say about it.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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And Now, a Canned Answer About Palin From McCain

In this clip from Sunday’s episode of “Meet the Press,” Sen. John McCain goes into Papa Bear mode to defend his former running mate, Sarah Palin, but his show of support seems a little strained at times—as when he says “I don’t think she quit,” for example.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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Live Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings

Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court justice confirmation hearings are currently under way in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Check out this live stream of the hearings, and hear what the senators have to say about the nominee and how she defends herself in front of them.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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Health Care, Unions and the State of the U.S.

It’s the Bob and Matt Show! Robert Scheer and Matt Miller discuss the prospects of a public health care system now that the Democrats hold a 60-vote majority in the Senate, and then they move on to examine the impact of unions on education and health care. Tune in to hear Friday’s special summer show of “Left, Right & Center.”

Posted on Jul 10, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


Time for a Second Revolution?

Hold on to your latte, there are some seriously pissed-off white Americans out there who are not happy with the way things are going—and they’re armed. Truthdig’s Chris Hedges leads this tour of “Americana: The 2nd Revolutionary War.”

Posted on Jul 8, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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George W. Bush Is Packin’ Serious Heat

Fun fact about Good Ol’ Dubya: Our former president has been hanging on to the heat of his one-time nemesis—Saddam Hussein’s 9-millimeter Glock 18C. According to The New York Times, it may be one of the many classy artifacts to be displayed in the George W. Bush Presidential Library, set to open in 2013 in Dallas.

Posted on Jul 7, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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Meet the Uighurs

On Tuesday’s “Democracy Now!” broadcast, Amy Goodman interviews Nury Turkel, an Uighur-American attorney and co-founder of the Uighur Human Rights Project. Get to know the Uighurs and their struggle in China.

Posted on Jul 7, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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