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#782 Not just bad, face-palm bad (Media)

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Another look at how the media, the most important check on governmental power due to it's ability to question power and inform the populace, is terrible. Just fucking terrible.

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#781 Nelson Mandela: Free at last

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Lots of white Americans weigh in on the enormous impact Nelson Mandela had on their lives, South Africa and the world. Also, Oprah and Barack Obama make appearances.

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#780 Congress just got slightly less unmitigatedly horrific (Filibuster)

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The obscure Senate procedural rule called the filibuster has been almost imperceptibly tweaked. Naturally, it's being hailed as a major victory for democracy and likened to nuclear war.

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#779 Being of two minds (Health Care)

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A somewhat bi-polar look at the Affordable Care Act. Is it better than the previous status quo? Yes, obviously. Is it a stepping stone toward single-payer or is it further entrenching the for-profit health insurance companies making it less like there will be further reform? That's harder to predict.

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#778 Emphasis on the T (LGBTQ Rights)

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Discussing transgendered issues as the next frontier of the equality movement. What is gender anyways and how is it different from the sex of a person? What are those opposing equality saying and are they making even a little bit of sense?

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