Totally Biased: Happy Birthday Occupy Wall Street

While Fox News observed Occupy Wall Street's 2nd anniversary by lamenting its supposed death, Kamau points out some of the things the movement has achieved—and they said it wouldn't last! Can you play "Happy Birthday" with a drum circle?

From Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.


The Daily Show: Robert Reich, Beyond Outrage

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich talks about his book Beyond Outrage and the trouble with America's tax system, offers solutions for a damaged economy and democracy, and calls for a new era of citizen activism.

From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
9/16/2013
RT 7:46


How the NYPD Stopped the Occupy Wall Street Protests

In "Ten Arrests in Eighty Seven Minutes" Paul Sullivan closely followed the NYPD police, documenting the crowd control tactics used to intentionally disrupt free speech at the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York.


Richard Wolff on Raising the U.S. Minimum Wage

Economist Richard Wolff explains how the current minimum wage offers less advantage for workers than it did decades ago, and how an increase would benefit not only low-wage employees, but the overall American economy.

Youve taken the folks at the bottom the people who work hard, full-time jobs and youve made their economic condition worse over a 50-year period, while wealth has accumulated at the top, Wolff tells Bill. What kind of a society does this?

A Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, and currently Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School, Wolff has written many books on the effects of rampant capitalism, including Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It.


David Foster Wallace: This is Water, Commencement Speech

In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn't become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we've ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.

We made this video, built around an abridged version of the original audio recording, with the hopes that the core message of the speech could reach a wider audience who might not have otherwise been interested. However, we encourage everyone to seek out the full speech (because, in this case, the book is definitely better than the movie).


Corporate Cash Threatens the Environment

If there's one issue that hasn't been talked about enough in this election, it's the environment.

Yet the difference between the parties is stark: Republicans, bankrolled by polluters like the Koch Brothers, want to cut the EPA and rollback or weaken vital environmental protections like the Clean Air and Clean Water Act, laws that ensure millions of Americans can breath our air and drink our water safely.

Mitt Romney calls the EPA "a tool in the hands of the President to crush the private enterprise system," and has vowed to block needed protections on things like fracking and carbon emissions.

Interviews include Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-7); Jason Kowalski, Policy Director at 350.org; David Doniger from the Natural Resources Defense Council and former director of climate change policy at the EPA; and Joe Mendelson, director of global warming policy at the National Wildlife Federation, who share the history, purpose, and success of our environmental laws, and push back on the Republican lie that environmental protections are bad for the economy.


Your Daily Gun

See the NRA's latest ad detailing Mayor Bloomberg's insane comments about crazy things like "background checks." I mean, what's next, government chips in our head?