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'Texas' Means Crazy in Norway (Video)

Editor's Note: Texans are very proud of being Texan. But it turns out that in some cultures they have gained a certain reputation. In Norway, for example, Texas means crazy. John Iadarola (Think Tank), Hannah Cranston (Think Tank), Hasan Piker (Pop Trigger), and Karamo Brown hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

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Cenk Uygur on NSA Scandal: ‘Barack Obama is a liar.’

In light of the reports that the National Security Administration has been collecting information from American citizens’ cell phones, Cenk calls out President Obama for false campaign promises to fight terrorism while protecting our privacy and civil liberties. “I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and our freedom,” Obama promised in 2008. “That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens…that’s not who we are.”

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Noam Chomsky: Obama Would Have Been Called a ‘Moderate Republican’ in Recent Decades

Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at MIT, and one of the nation's leading intellectual critics of the US political, corporate and national security apparatus. In this long interview, Cenk Uygur of TYT and Professor Chomsky discuss President Obama, the rightward shift of US politics over the past few decades, drone strikes, the labor movement, Aaron Swartz, the role of the media and what hope we have for the future

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Crazy Jon Voight Teams Up With God to Take Down Obama

Cenk Uygur from the Young Turks sums it up nicely:

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Sam Seder Interviews Matt Taibbi on Health Care Reform

In excellent conversation, Taibbi and Sam Seder discuss the politics at play in the health care debate.

Four Reasons Why the Public Health Care Option is Irrefutable

I'm not a healthcare wonk. Of course, I want the 46 million uninsured Americans to get coverage, but they have not been my primary concern in healthcare reform (even though I have been among the uninsured many times in my life). I have to admit I'm being a bit selfish here because I mainly want to have less expensive health insurance that still gives me decent coverage.

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The Most Racist Comments About Mexicans Ever Allowed On-Air

I am not quick to call something racist. In fact, I wrote an editorial pleading with everyone not to call the NY Post chimp cartoon racist. I went on MSNBC and defended that position. I’m afraid calling someone racist often times shuts off dialogue and should be reserved for only the clearest and worst cases. I also defended Don Imus and insisted he should not be fired for his comments.

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What if Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Had Died?

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times. We practiced sleep deprivation on him for 11 straight days. I don't know how many times we smashed his head against a wall, slapped him in the face, put him in a stress position in a freezing room and/or put him in a coffin sized box in extreme heat. But the right-wing argues that it doesn't matter because none of this is torture. They are adamant in saying that it is not even open to interpretation.

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Black Republican Gets Enraged Over Katrina at RNC

The Young Turks have been broadcasting all week long from the Republican National Convention. We have had some really interesting interviews with Duncan Hunter, Heather Wilson, Bob Barr, Sen. Dan Coats, Rep. Bob Latta, Joe Klein, Michael Medved and the list goes on (you can check out a lot of these interviews on our You Tube Channel here).

Although there were great disagreements in many of these interviews, none of them got out of hand ... except one. The founder of took exception when I suggested that George Bush might have been late in responding to Hurricane Katrina. He said he was shocked that I would suggest that late response might have cost some people's lives.

He proceeded to knock my mike down and then hit our camera on his way out. He also got within inches of my face as he stood over me.


Fox News Has Celebrity McCain Endorser Stephen Baldwin Make Fun of Celebrity Endorsements

Laura Ingram talks to the born-again Baldwin about how ridiculous celebrity endorsements are.

Stephen does a great job not making his own political leanings known with such statements as: "I believe John McCain is going to be the next president of the United States. And should be."

Ingram ends the talk about how inconsequential celebrity endorsements are by listing other famous people who support John McCain.


Senator Russ Feingold on the New FISA Bill

Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) talks with Cenk Uygar of The Young Turks about the new FISA bill, which he personally plans to filibuster.

Senator Feingold sits on both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee, making him a well informed voice against this disastrous attack on Americans' privacy.

Linguist and Political Powerhouse George Lakoff Talks About His Newest Book

George Lakoff, author of New York Times bestseller Don't Think of an Elephant discusses his latest work, The Political Mind, on The Young Turks.

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