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melbrooks3Academy award-winning filmmaker Mel Brooks recreated the poverty and despair that led to the French Revolution in his 1981 documentary History of the World Part I. [Mas…]

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Donald Trump’s economic policies, unveiled yesterday in Detroit, would erase whatever meager protections we have left against out-of-control corporations, let polluters ruin our air, spoil our water, and boil our endangered planet, kill Obamacare, give rich people a tax break and ruin whatever progress we have made since George W. Bush and his Wall Street cronies caused the Great Recession.

How and why can the GOP justify this deluded douchebag’s proposals? It’s the Gospel of Supply-Side Jesus, as explained by now-Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.)

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To live and die in CA: Your ZIP Code determines life expectancy (video)

by DR. SPOCK May 12, 2016 Cultura
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Deb and Maria are the same age, each has two kids, and they live just a few miles apart. Deb, however, will live, on average, 15 years longer than Maria. This public service video from The California Endowment — narrated by George Takei — explains the discrepancy: What determines how long we live? The surprising […]

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Central American Refugees: Hecho en Los Estados Unidos (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA August 4, 2015 Cartoons
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Niños Incómodos/Uncomfortable Kids: ‘Mexico must change’ (videos)

by EDUARDO BURRO November 19, 2013 Cultura
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“If this is the future that awaits me, I don’t want it,” said the girl in this commercial that ran before last year’s Mexican presidential elections. “Enough of working for your political parties instead of working for us. Enough of cosmetic changes.” Almost everyone said they agreed. How’s that working out for you, Mexico?

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Mitt Romney’s ‘Deprimente’ (depressing) TV ad with English subtitles

by ROSETTA ESTONE June 5, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SALT LAKE CITY) As Mitt Romney works to grow support before the GOP convention, his campaign has reached out to Spanish-speaking voters with a new ad, Deprimente (depressing). POCHO translated the commercial for voters who don’t habla Español. Pocho Ñews Service PNS is a wholly-fictitious subsidiary of Pochismo Inc., a California corporation, […]

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