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The George Carlin Sanity Test

You could say I grew up watching George Carlin. He was always my favorite rhetoric-ist. The most logical. The most reasonable. He was in effect my only access to what I now know as the Trivium. In my first 25 years of life, George Carlin’s material truly made me laugh at what could only be […]

New perspectives – what’s wrong with TED talks? Benjamin Bratton at TEDxSanDiego 2013 – Re:Think

With all due respect to Lizzie Velasquez, the vast majority of TED and TEDx talks are complete bullshit, and it’s high time someone called them out on it. Benjamin Bratton, Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, has a huge problem with TED, and he isn’t afraid to tell them so […]

The Pathology of the Rich – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself

Paul Jay, Senior Editor, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. And welcome to Reality Asserts Itself. A few weeks ago, we did a series of interviews with Chris Hedges, and one of the things we talked about was the weakness of the left, the weakness of the people’s movement, if […]