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Astroturfing

Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message. It’s a shady practice called astroturfing that can warp the public perception of anything...even astroturfing.

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A Ride Through Oakland With Boots Riley

Boots Riley, frontman of the politically-charged hip-hop group 'The Coup' and director of movie Sorry to Bother You, reflects on his music, his future, and his relentless revolt against capitalism during a tour of the streets of Oakland.

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Movie | Fahrenheit 11/9

Palme d’Or–winning documentarian Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) turns his attention to another significant date, examining the legacy of Trump’s ascension to the US presidency on November 9, 2016. In theaters everywhere September 21. 

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Thank You, Koch Brothers!

Bernie Sanders thanks the Koch brothers for sponsoring a study that shows that Medicare for all would save the American people $2 trillion dollars over a ten year period. Probably not what they intended to do, but that is what a study of the Mercatus Center - significantly funded by the Kochs - shows.

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Prophets of Rage | Who Owns Who

From the debut album of Prophets of Rage (Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, DJ Lord and Chuck D from Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill).

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Fact Check: Collusion Is A Crime

President Trump's and lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s new argument is that collusion is not a crime. Ari Melber gives a special legal break down of why colluding with foreigners to impact a U.S. election is a crime, including the four key felonies that it involves.

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Movie: BLACKkKLANSMAN

A new movie by Spike Lee tells the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, who sets out to infiltrate and expose the KKK, along with body double colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver). Interview with Spike Lee.

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Learning Dexterity

OpenAI's robot Dactyl learns how to do new tasks from experience rather than by custom programming. Here is a demonstration of Dactyl manipulating a block into a desired orientation.

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Amber's Minute of Fury: R. Kelly

Late Night writer Amber Ruffin focuses a minute of fury on R. Kelly, whom after decades of accusations of sexual misconduct released a 19-minute song called "I Admit It."

Key Moments From Obama's Mandela Lecture

In what has been described as his most significant speech since leaving office, Obama used the Nelson Mandela annual lecture in front of a 15,000-strong crowd in Johannesburg to warn 'the politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment' are on the move 'at a pace unimaginable just a few years ago'

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Parkland Survivors Come to Kansas City

The March for Our Lives bus tour came to Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, Kan., on Monday. Parkland shooting survivors joined with local high school students to address gun violence and urge young people to vote.

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Green Day - American Idiot (With Lyrics)

Written and performed by British punk rockers Green Day for the George Bush presidency, and appropriately revived for Donald Trump's visit to Great Britain.

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Movie | Sorry to Bother You Trailer

Boots Riley mines his own experience as a telemarketer into compelling storytelling magic about a worklife that millions of Americans have experienced (review). In theaters now.

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Workplace Safety: Gun Edition

While we’re celebrating America, what’s more American than gun violence? Michelle Wolf mocks the NRA’s notion of a good guy with a gun.

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What Is the Tragedy of the Commons?

What happens when individuals each seek to exploit a shared resource without rules that protect the common good? Another story of markets being irrational. 

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Movie | Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Morgan Neville's new movie Won't You Be My Neighbor? documents the unlikely stardom of Fred Rogers and his long-running children's show. In theaters now.

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Noam Chomsky: From Geopolitical Conflict to Nuclear Abolition

Acclaimed writer and activist Noam Chomsky delivered the keynote address to a meeting titled Two Minutes to Midnight: How Do We Move from Geopolitical Conflict to Nuclear Abolition? Co-organized by the International Peace Bureau and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office

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