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Mr. Noah Goes To Washington: The Full President Obama Interview (Video)

Trevor Noah visits President Barack Obama at the White House for a special interview for The Daily Show. The two discuss Russia’s impact on the 2016 election, the state of the U.S. democracy, the incoming Trump administration, the future of Affordable Care, modern racism and more.


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Spike Lee Speaks On The Basis Of His New Film ‘Chi-Raq’ & Elaborates on Chicago, Sex Strikes (Video)

Interesting. Spike Lee and Stephen Colbert discuss the dire straits of Chicago’s war-like violence and casualty rates, the foundations/inspirations for “Chi-Raq” (a spin off the Ancient Greek satire “Lysistrata,” in which Athenian women vow to withhold sex until their men end the The Peloponnesian War), and the possibility of sex strikes on campus in the coming semester after his movie drops.

“I think that a sex strike could really work on college campuses where there’s an abundance of sexual harassment and date rapes. Second semester it’s going to happen. Once people come back from Christmas, there’s going to be sex strikes at universities and college campuses across this country. I believe it.”
Spike Lee

Gun control. Police brutality. So much in a short clip to watch. And you must!


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Former U.S. Labor Secretary On Creating A ‘Win-Win’ Economy: Change The Rules (Video)

Robert Reich, U.S. Secretary of Labor during President Bill Clinton’s administration, puts forth a simple premise in his documentary “Inequality for All” (see the trailer after the jump) – our economy should be capitalism checked by the rules of a SENSIBLE democratic society. The above was clipped from his appearance on Moyers & Company (great PBS television) recently. Reich and host Bill Moyers discussed how CRAZY things have gotten… the insanity of economic, political, and day-to-day reality in America… and straight talk on the most direct route out of the madness.


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