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Tuesday Open Thread

Today’s feature covers the REAL history of reconstruction. See how our past affects our present with this inside look of Reconstruction with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reconstruction: America After the Civil War premiered April 9 & April 16. You can … Continue reading

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video: President Obama delivers the annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg

Full video of speech MUST WATCH

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Tuesday Open Thread | Remembering Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill, Award-Winning Political Reporter and Author, Dies at 61 Gwen Ifill, a groundbreaking journalist who covered the White House, Congress and national campaigns during three decades for The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC and, most prominently, PBS, … Continue reading

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Video |Democratic Presidential Debate in Wisconsin |Clinton-Sanders |

ICYMI Clinton's face when Sanders said, "One of us ran against Barack Obama. I was not that candidate." pic.twitter.com/2Eo3TJD2T3 — Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) February 12, 2016 EXCERPTS

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Senate Republicans Filibustered The Disclosure Act, Blocking Transparency In Campaign Financing

Senate Republicans filibustered the the Disclose Act, and thus blocked any TRANSPARENCY in campaign financing. 17- SEVENTEEN ANGRY OLD WHITE MEN BUYING ELECTION- From Harry Reid, and he ought to know! Here are a few blogs covering the Gop’s filibustering … Continue reading

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Mark Shields On American Optimism & Politics

Columnist Mark Shield recently delivers the Eugene J. McCarthy lecture at St. John’s University.  I listened to the lecture on MPR during my lunch hour today.  It’s  really worth a listen.  Shield provides anecdotes, history, humor, and optimism.  Listening to him was a breath … Continue reading

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