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Noam Chomsky: The Responsibility Of Privilege

In this episode of Talk to Al Jazeera, Noam Chomsky sits down with Rosiland Jordan to talk about the two main tracks of his life: research and political activism. Chomsky emphasizes "The more privilege you have, the more opportunity you have.

Five Federal Policies On Guns You’ve Never Heard Of

By Suevon Lee, ProPublica, Jan. 7, 2013 U.S. gun policy is set by both state and federal law. We previously published an explainer on the ways states have eased gun restrictions. But federal policy, too, has become more gun friendly in

'Why Obama Now?'

Lucas Gray, the television animator of "The Simpsons," and "Family Guy," has created a great video animation that tackles the concept of "trickle-down" economics, and prosperity through budget cuts that take needed funds away from necessities like education for our children.

Bank Of America To Pay $2.4 Billion

Bank of America announced on Friday that it will pay $2.43 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit with shareholders following its acquisition of Merrill Lynch in 2008. The $50 billion deal came within days of Merrill Lynch’s collapse,

Bill Moyers: The United States Of ALEC

A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a “nonpartisan public-private partnership”. But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.

Pulitzer-Winning Reporting Duo Don Barlett And James Steele On 'The Betrayal Of The American Dream'

The famed award-winning investigative reporting team of Donald Barlett and James Steele have just published a new book, "The Betrayal of the American Dream," a followup to their landmark bestseller, "America: What Went Wrong?" As Republicans and Democrats continue disputing who should bear the brunt of the tax burden, Barlett and Steele argue that America’s middle class has been decimated over the years due to policies governing not only taxes but also bank regulations, trade deficits and pension funds.