• The Dangerous Global Consequences of a Syria Intervention
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    The Dangerous Global Consequences of a Syria Intervention

    PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. We’re continuing our series of interviews, trying to have a better understanding of the forces in conflict and in play in Syria. Now joining us again is Sami Ramadani. He’s a senior lecturer in sociology at the London Metropolitan University. He was a political refugee in Iraq, Saddam’s regime. And he joins us again now from London. Thanks for joining us again, Sami. RAMADANI: Most welcome. JAY: So, again, if you haven’t watched the previous parts, well, you should, because we’re just going to pick up the conversation. So let’s start with Russia and then China, but…

  • South Carolina votes against Confederate flag
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    South Carolina votes against Confederate flag

    South Carolina has voted to take down the Confederate flag after 16 hours of debate and weeks of controversy. In a move considered unthinkable by many just a month ago, the flag, which has flown above the statehouse for more than 50 years, will now be removed. After the House passed the bill, in a surprise landslide by 93-27 votes, there were hugs, tears and high fives in the chamber. South Carolina’s governor Nikki Haley signed the bill after a long and rowdy legislative session. The move comes as Republican leaders in Congress called for talks on the flying of the flag across the US. A vote on a measure…

  • Obama On Mandatory Voting As A Way To Fight Money In Politics
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    Obama On Mandatory Voting As A Way To Fight Money In Politics

    I think that — now, I don’t think I’ve ever said this publicly, but I’m going to go ahead and say it now. We shouldn’t be making it harder to vote. We should be making it easier to vote. (Applause.) In Australia, and some other countries, there’s mandatory voting. It would be transformative if everybody voted. That would counteract money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country, because the people who tend not to vote are young; they’re lower income; they’re skewed more heavily towards immigrant groups and minority groups; and they’re often the folks who are — they’re scratching…

  • 7 Memorable Moments from President Obama’s Speech at Georgia Tech
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    7 Memorable Moments from President Obama’s Speech at Georgia Tech

    [MUSIC PLAYING] I have the honor and the pleasure of introducing President Barack Obama. [CHEERING] [MUSIC PLAYING] [CHEERING] Hello, Atlanta! [CHEERING] [CHEERING] Hello, Yellow Jackets! [CHEERING] Now I understand George P. Burdell was supposed to introduce me today. But nobody could find him. [CHEERING] So I want to thank Tiffany for stepping in. What she did not mention is that her letter to me was not just to express her concern about student loans. She said– in her letter, she said it was also to procrastinate from doing her thermal dynamics homework. [LAUGHTER] [CHEERING] That’s a true story. That is true. That’s OK. I procrastinate sometimes. As long as you…

  • Noam Chomsky 2014 | Talks at Google
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    Noam Chomsky 2014 | Talks at Google

    JOHN ORWANT: My name is John Orwant. I’m with the Google Cambridge Tea Party Republicans Club. And it’s a pleasure and an honor to introduce our guest today– a man whose fame rises to a level of the kind that renders the standard introduction pattern completely obsolete. I could tell you about his 123 books. I counted. The seven books have been written about him, the 38 doctoral– honorary doctoral degrees– that he’s been granted. I could tell you about the species of bee that has been named after him. Instead, I’m actually going to talk about tenure, because it’s actually the thing I think of first when I think…

  • In Atlanta, Obama Announces the Student Aid Bill of Rights – Full Speech
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    In Atlanta, Obama Announces the Student Aid Bill of Rights – Full Speech

    Hello, Atlanta! Hello, Yellow Jackets! (Applause.) This is a pretty good-looking crowd here! (Applause.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: Thank you! THE PRESIDENT: He says thank you. (Laughter.) I wasn’t directing it specifically at you, but you do look pretty good — what do you think? (Laughter.) I mean, I may not be the gauge — you should ask some of the ladies here. (Laughter.) Everybody have a seat who has got a chair. If you don’t have a chair, don’t sit down. (Laughter.) Now, I understand George P. Burdell was supposed to introduce me today. (Laughter and applause.) But nobody could find him. (Applause.) So I want to thank Tiffany for stepping…

  • Hypocrisy? Torture Memo Creator: Obama Violated Constitution
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    Hypocrisy? Torture Memo Creator: Obama Violated Constitution

    now we get to the worst korean-american in history uh… that will be john you john you is um… the lawyer heat cartier is a professor of law at u_c_ berkeley’s at school of law uh… and he was the prepared professor john ericasent and it is one of them uh… balch hall uh… as one of the best uh… lost within the country very procedures and uh… young therapy wrong about everything you know your ideas are backwards and you undermine the constitution at the highest levels hampered in oxford lena on it sowjanya he was uh… george bush is uh… justice department lawyers and he is famous for…

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    Obama Violates the Fundamental Doctrine of the Constitution

    On July 4th, 1776, a small band of patriots declared that we were a people created equal — free to think and worship and live as we please.  It was a declaration heard around the world — that we were no longer colonists, we were Americans, and our destiny would not be determined for us; it would be determined by us. It was a bold and tremendously brave thing to do.  It was also nearly unthinkable.  At that time, kings and princes and emperors ruled the world.  But those patriots were certain that a better way was possible.  And this tyrant has robbed us of that better way, structured in…

  • Mike Pence – The Constitution and the Presidency
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    Mike Pence – The Constitution and the Presidency

    All of us students here at Hillsdale, study Pericles’ Funeral Oration. Thucydides records his words to the Athenians, “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike and yet not withstanding go out to meet it.” A year ago American Conservatives were in retreat and disarray. The media chanted to Republicans, “You must become moderates or go extinct. The spectra of our new president’s post Christian, post American role loomed in progressive dominated congress, courts and white house. It seemed like there was no line left for us to hold. A few leaders saw the personal and political dangers of…