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The Myth of Americans Living Beyond Their Means with Robert Reich
 
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There is a belief that Americans got into economic turmoil because of living beyond their means. Robert Reich (Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and former Labor Secretary) explains why this a myth, that most Americans do not live beyond their means and that their "means" have not kept up with the economy. Where has the wealth accumulated and why aren't the top of the top being surtaxed while average-earning and the poor shoulder the burden? https://twitter.com/RBReich http://robertreich.org/ Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
The Hoax of Entitlement Reform with Robert Reich
 
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Conservatives are touting entitlement reform as a solution to looming deficits. But, as the title of this video suggests, this is not the route to take. Entitlement reform is a distraction. Changing social security and medicare doesn't affect the deficit, and changing the rules to raise the age for recipients only shifts the burden to the next generation of laborers. So what is the solution? What is the major drain on our budget that truly does need reform, and how can that be done? Subscribe to The Regulators on Town Square: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=townsquare https://twitter.com/RBReich http://www.robertreich.org/ Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Obama's Kill List and White Paper Memo with David Sirota
 
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The Justice Department's leaked "White Paper Memo" surfaced, detailing legal justification for drone strikes, killing American citizens, and other constitutional powers of the president that were once thought of as unthinkable. Does the Obama administration have the power to do whatever it wants to whomever it wants without concrete justification? David Sirota (Writer, Political Analyst) breaks down what the memo means, whatever happened to due process, and whether the problem is "too big to curtail" Subscribe to The Regulators: http://tinyurl.com/ctsjsey https://twitter.com/davidsirota http://www.davidsirota.com/ Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
#NoFilter: Child Free By Choice - Deal With It!
 
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Everyone should have children, right? Not necessarily, say members of the millennial generation, who are increasingly rethinking the notion that having children is essential to becoming a complete person. Yet there's also been a backlash, with many parents today accusing the childless of selfishness and demonstrating craven self-interest. In this week's #NoFilter segment, Ana Kasparian takes on the haters, insisting that the choice to have - or not have - children lies with individual couples alone, and busybody parents should reserve their judgmental attitudes for their poorly behaved children. Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Jon Stewart - "Just a Comedian" or So Much More?
 
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Comedy Central's Jon Stewart has bristled at suggestions that his criticism of the Affordable Care Act rollout is indicative of something ominous for the Obama Administration. In the past, Stewart has argued that he's "just a comedian," and as such should not be considered a major influencer over the public discourse. Others, like Howard Kurtz, balk at the notion and feel that it means something when a liberal like Jon Stewart directs his barbs at Democrats rather than Republicans. Who's right? That's the question our panel grapples with on this segment this week. Host: Jimmy Dore Panel: Jenny Churchill: Producer - TakePart Live on Pivot TV John Iadarola: Host - TYT University on the TYT Network Malcolm Fleschner: Executive Producer - The Point with Ana Kasparian Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Three Truths The GOP Denies About The Affordable Care Act (Robert Reich)
 
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Former Labor Secretary and University of California economics professor Robert Reich explains the three critical truths about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) that the GOP desperately needs Americans to ignore while attempting to poison the notion of government "meddling" in our healthcare system. Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Bring Back the Basic Bargain with Robert Reich
 
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Throughout much of the 20th century, the American political and economic system thrived based on a fundamental bargain - that US employers would pay their workers enough to purchase the goods and services US companies produced. Meanwhile government's role was to maintain this bargain, allowing wages and living standards to rise across the board. Today, however, that bargain has been all but destroyed, and as Robert Reich (Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and former Labor Secretary) explains, the petty squabbling soon to return to Washington when Congress reconvenes will prove useless at improving the economy until this compact between workers, employers and government is restored. Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Ending the Global "Race to the Bottom"
 
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Even as the Apple Corporation is being roundly criticized for using its Irish affiliates - some of which have no actual employees - to avoid paying billions in US taxes, American elected officials continue to call for LOWER corporate taxes to make the United States more "competitive." The cause of this seeming disconnect: a worldwide "race to the bottom" in which nations compete to attract capital investment, typically by cutting corporate tax rates, dismantling regulations and driving down wages. As a result, the power of transnational corporations continues to grow while individual nations lose their capacity to control their own markets. There is a solution, however. In this video Robert Reich (Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and former Labor Secretary) explains how large economic entities, such as the United States and the European Union, can leverage one important bargaining chip - access to their consumer markets - to curb the power of corporations and serve their citizens, rather than the profit-at-all-costs interests of global capital. https://twitter.com/RBReich http://robertreich.org/ Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
The Economic Elephant with Robert Reich
 
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What's really wrong with the economy, and why? Unemployment is still high and job creation hasn't made a big dent this many years into the so-called recovery. Who has the best plan? Is it the Keynesians? On the other end, the Austerics? The answer is neither, really. They both neglect the economic elephant in the room - spreading wealth to the wealthy keeps buying power away from the middle class; it simply does not lead to economic recovery, historically. Perhaps looking to history can help us learn what works and what doesn't. Robert Reich (Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and former Labor Secretary) delivers a compelling argument for a 6-point plan for economic recovery. https://twitter.com/RBReich http://robertreich.org/ Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Education "Reform" with David Sirota
 
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What's really happening in education politics? Would you believe it's a battle between greedy school teachers and corporate CEOs who want what's best for the children? Well, not so much. Charter schools backed by these so-called "education reformers" aren't necessarily better than standard public education- it's actually been proven that they aren't. Charter schools do however make sense as a business strategy, allowing corporations to make big money off school children. How does this strategy work? David Sirota explains. Subscribe to The Regulators on Town Square: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=townsquare https://twitter.com/davidsirota http://www.davidsirota.com/ Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Breaking up the Banks with Robert Reich
 
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Too big to fail? We all know that term was a misnomer when applied to big banks. Robert Reich explains why it's so important to break up the biggest banks, which have grown exponentially over the past few years. This idea of breaking up the banks isn't new, and is supported by Federal Reserve Governor Dan Tarullo, Former Citigroup CEO Sanford Weil, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Senator Sherrod Brown, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. It's clear we can't afford another TARP bailout. https://twitter.com/RBReich http://robertreich.org/ Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Are Health Insurers  - GASP! - Lying to their Customers?
 
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As Talking Points Memo has reported, health insurance companies have been sending out misleading letters in an effort to retain customers, often failing to mention possible benefits Americans may enjoy by signing up for insurance under Obamacare. Is this unethical? Should the government step in with more regulation? Or is this merely the logical operation of insurance companies working within a profit-based healthcare system? Host: Jimmy Dore Panel: Jenny Churchill: Producer - TakePart Live on Pivot TV John Iadarola: Host - TYT University on the TYT Network Malcolm Fleschner: Executive Producer - The Point with Ana Kasparian Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
#NoFilter - Watching P*O*R*N? The NSA May Be Watching YOU
 
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In this week's #NoFilter segment, host Ana Kasparian rants about the recent revelations from Edward Snowden that the NSA has been monitoring online activity involving explicit material. The purpose? To blackmail or silence individuals who are not suspected of anything, but who may become involved in illicit activity. Along the way, Ana eviscerates former congressional law professor Barack Obama for gutting the Fourth Amendment, lauds Snowden for trying to salvage our democracy, and calls Americans out for failing to demand a rollback of the increasingly entrenched surveillance state. Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Republicans vs. Democrats: Why So Angry? with Robert Reich
 
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Americans are more bitterly divided along political lines today than they have been in nearly a century. While the advent of social media and the shout-fests of opinionated radio and cable TV have played a role, the greatest factor driving today's political polarization is income inequality. So says UC Berkeley Professor of Public Policy and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who argues that the erosion of the middle class - and the social contract that kept those in the middle from falling too far below - has led to a search for scapegoats, feeding the demagogues, the trolls and the sowers of division. Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
How Far Does a Food Stamp Really Go?
 
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This and more will be discussed in the full episode of The Point, coming out at the end of this week! Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: Desi Doyen (Co-host, Brad Blog's Green News Report) Willy Blackmore (Food editor, Takepart.com) James Poulos (Producer, Huffpost Live) Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=townsquare Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
#NoFilter - Uruguay's President Mujica on Marijuana: Legalize It!
 
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The Uruguayan senate has passed a bill to legalize marijuana and president José Mujica has said he will sign the bill into law. Citing the failure of the war on drugs to curb drug use - as well as the violence and other social costs associated with the criminalization of marijuana - Mujica is taking this extraordinary step, which will make Uruguay the first country in the world where possession and use of cannabis is entirely legal. Meanwhile, as Ana Kasparian points out in her latest #NoFilter rant, conservatives like Bill O'Reilly continue to believe, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that marijuana itself is a serious danger to society, and must remain illegal. But that view is coming to represent a smaller and smaller minority, and the result will likely be more liberalized drug laws, both abroad and in the United States. Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Have We Given Up On Even TRYING to Eliminate Poverty in the US?
 
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Have Americans all but given up on solving the persistent problem of poverty in the United States? Are there actual solutions to this ongoing crisis, and if so, why aren't we implementing them? Can government action provide the answer, or are the poor to blame themselves for not wanting to work? Our panel with representatives of both the left and the right side of the political spectrum offer their take on the causes of poverty in America and possible paths forward to elevate more Americans out of the lowest rungs of the economic ladder. Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: Michael Stoll: UCLA Professor, Author - "Why are so Many Americans in Prison?" Desi Doyen: Host - The Green News Report Paul Chabot: Author - "Eternal Battle Against Evil" Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Lies and the Lying Liars in the Republican (and Democratic?) Party
 
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Has the GOP leadership been lying to the party's base about the party's popularity, electability and likelihood of success in overturning Obamacare? Or are Democrats the ones being duplicitous by selling the nation a bill of goods they can't deliver on in the Affordable Care Act? The panel engages in a spirited debate on these topics and more during this combative segment on "The Point with Ana Kasparian." Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: Michael Stoll: UCLA Professor, Author - "Why are so Many Americans in Prison?" Desi Doyen: Host - The Green News Report Paul Chabot: Author - "Eternal Battle Against Evil" Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
#NoFilter - Ana Kasparian: "Enough With The Materialism Already!"
 
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Recent news stories about African-American consumers being hounded and harassed at high-end retail stores have highlighted one persistent element of racism in American society. In this week's #NoFilter segment, Ana Kasparian expands on these stories to launch a broader attack on materialism and a culture that encourages people to equate self-worth with the caliber of designer goods they own.
New Pope Rope-A-Dope?
 
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Just a few months into his papacy, Pope Francis has been raising eyebrows with his suggestion that the Catholic Church should focus less attention on combating abortion, homosexuality and birth control, and instead concentrate on alleviating poverty and the social conditions of the suffering masses. In this segment the panel assesses whether the new pontiff is sincere, why his Latin American roots may be affecting the way he guides church policy and what the Catholic Church needs to do to remain relevant in the 21st century. Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: Dave Rubin: Host - The Rubin Report on the TYT Network Axel Caballero: Founder, Director - Cuentame Ramon Galindo: West Coast Correspondent - RT America Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20C
#NoFilter - Life Is About Meaning, Not Money (Ana Kasparian)
 
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In this week's #NoFilter, host Ana Kasparian relates a story from her first semester teaching journalism at her alma mater, Cal State Northridge, and the lessons she's learned about doing work that gives life meaning and satisfaction rather than pursuing money and material possessions. Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Vacation's All I Ever Wanted (But I Still Didn't Get One)
 
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The United States is alone among developed countries in failing to mandate paid vacation time for workers. But why? What makes the US different from Australia, New Zealand and most European countries, many of which offer four weeks of paid vacation annually? Whereas many workers in the US get no paid vacation, and no guaranteed holidays either. And what can American workers do to demand and win mandated paid vacation time for all working people? Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: Marcy Winograd - Teacher, Author, California Green Party Representative Michael Prysner - Iraq War Vet, Founder - March Forward! Jimmy Dore - Host - The Jimmy Dore Show Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Why Our Democracy is Succeeding on Social Issues and Failing on Economic Issues
 
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Right wingers who were previously opposed to gay marriage have now "evolved" and support the initiative. The same conservatives who opposed a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants are now saying they're in favor. Did logic and reason change the collective GOP Mind? No. Public opinion is what changed. How do Americans feel about cutting tax loopholes? How do they feel about Medicare and Social Security? Socially, elected officials listen to the public. But, why is it that deals over economic policy almost always compromise what Americans want? Why is any tinkering of taxes forbidden? Robert Reich (Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and former Labor Secretary) explains why money is the priority, not American favor. https://twitter.com/RBReich http://robertreich.org/ Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
How Does The Internet Change Our Brains?
 
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This week on The Point: the internet! Does the internet change people's brains? Some worry that people's brains and attention spans are being changed because of the influence of the internet. People know more today than in the past, but is their knowledge as deep? Does the internet grow our ideas, or make us too lazy to develop our own? These questions and more will be discussed this week on The Point! Check out the full show later this week. Host: Ana Kasparian Panelists: Cara Santa Maria, Host of Huffington Post's "Talk Nerdy To Me" Catie Lazarus, Host and Writer, "Employee of the Month" Brett Erlich, Host and contributor for Current TV, "The War Room" Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
'It's All About Me' Wealth Culture
 
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TV shows and celebrity culture at large seem to celebrate a lavish lifestyle, which most people are obsessed with. Why do we care about the lifestyles of the rich and famous? Why do we care about the lives of celebrities, and do we admire them or laugh at them, and what does that say about how we define our own happiness? This and much more will be discussed this week on The Point! Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: Kelly Carlin- Writer/ Host Ryan Singer - Comic Fred Karger - Political Consultant Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Public Morality with Robert Reich
 
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The push to legislate "morality" goes on, and on. But should it? Republican legislators have hammered away at trying to take down Roe v. Wade at the state level. Why is the "morality brigade" so concerned with fetuses, but so quick to cut benefits to children from low income families? Can that behavior really be considered "morality?" On that matter, is there any argument against same-sex marriage that isn't "morality" based? Why are corporations given rights that trump those of ordinary people? What about the sweeping Wall Street greed that is decimating our country's economy? Could it be...that this about who has the money and who's working for them? Why isn't the morality brigade fighting that battle? Robert Reich explains the troubling situation. https://twitter.com/RBReich http://robertreich.org/ Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Costco vs. Walmart - How to Treat Employees
 
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Costco and Walmart provide two very different models on how to pay and treat employees, with Costco giving relatively high wages and benefits and Walmart/ Sam's Club paying low wages and no benefits. Costco's model seems to be doing very well, but would it work for other businesses? What of Walmart's wages that in effect, force taxpayers to pay for health insurance for its employees? Check it all out in this clip, and stay tuned for the full episode out later this week on The Point. Subscribe for more of The Point: Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=townsquare Host: Ana Kasparian Bob Harris (Author, The International Bank of Bob) Christopher Ryan (Author, Sex at Dawn) Catie Lazarus (Writer, Host of Employee of the Month podcast) Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
#NoFilter - Why Student Loan Debt Is Destroying the Economy
 
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The rising cost of higher education and reduced funding for public colleges and universities, combined with low wages and a weak job market for college graduates has created a perfect storm of escalating student loan debt that is crushing the millennial generation's hopes for participating in the American Dream. The results on the larger economy have been devastating, with no end in sight. Host Ana Kasparian shares her unfiltered thoughts on how this crisis has reached critical mass, and what needs to be done to set things right.
Are Today's Police Trigger-Happy?
 
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In the past few years, news stories have abounded of police officers who seem to adopt a "shoot first, ask questions later" approach to dealing with chaotic situations and citizens acting erratically. The results can be tragic and have led many Americans to wonder whether our police forces have become overly militarized, under-trained and inclined to view members of the public - especially the poor and minorities - as the enemy. Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: Michael Stoll: UCLA Professor, Author - "Why are so Many Americans in Prison?" Desi Doyen: Host - The Green News Report Paul Chabot: Author - "Eternal Battle Against Evil" Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
#NoFilter - A Friendly Reminder that THE GOVERNMENT LIES
 
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Is the Obama Administration lying about Syria's use of chemical weapons? There's no way to know for sure, but as guest host Malcolm Fleschner points out, we should all remember that the US government has a piss poor track record when it comes to truth telling in matters of war, national security and foreign policy. Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
The Hollowing-Out of Government with Robert Reich
 
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The deadly explosion at a West Texas Fertilizer plant was absolutely preventable. The plant was had not been inspected since 1985, and heavily violated safety standards. Why did this happen? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the government agency set to ensure workplace safety, but it's been steadily hollowed out by Republicans, it's been denied funds, and its enforcement has been severely shaved down. This problem isn't just for OSHA though-- it's all kinds of government agencies, including the IRS. Reducing IRs enforcement is extremely counterproductive to our budget, but is that what Republicans are truly looking out for? What about taxes on corporations? Big banks? Must essential programs be hollowed out and dismantled in favor of greed? Robert Reich (Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and former Labor Secretary) explains why reducing, de-funding, and disabling government agencies and programs hurts the American people in the long run (and why Republicans won't stop doing it) https://twitter.com/RBReich http://robertreich.org/ Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
SnapChat Snafu - Who Owns Sexting Social Media?
 
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How much is a genius idea worth? Now that SnapChat, the photo and video sharing - and disappearing - application developed by college buddies, has become a genuine hit, and investors have begun writing multimillion dollar checks, infighting among the company founders and legal action over who deserves credit has begun. In this segment our panel discusses the best uses of the SnapChat app, whether the company is genuinely worth millions of dollars and the comparative worth of coming up with an idea and the hard work required to turn that idea into a functional reality. Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: Lynne Lyman - Drug Policy Alliance Malcolm Fleschner - The Point with Ana Kasparian Kelly Carlin - Waking from the American Dream podcast Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Obama: Why Not Go Bulworth? with Katrina vanden Heuvel
 
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Remember the 1998 Warren Beaty film, Bulworth? In it, the main character-- a liberal senator from California who stops serving as a mouth piece for his donors and their special interests and starts telling the truth about politicians being completely out of touch and not serving the people in a way that is truly in their best interest. President Obama has reportedly said he's had fantasies about "going Bulworth," according to The New York Times. Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of "The Nation" magazine, asks...why not? What would Obama talk about-- which issues should we really focus on, and which are mainly a distraction? Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Helen Thomas's Legacy
 
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In her lifetime, Helen Thomas set a fearless, intrepid precedent for the Washington Press Corps, which was rarely if ever matched. In the Bush press corps, and even Obama's, the White House press corps swallowed what they were given, instead of doggedly questioning, demanding real answer. Thomas never forgot, not in recent years, or the decades before in which she served as a true watchdog. Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of "The Nation" discusses the great journalistic legacy of Helen Thomas. Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
The Point #NoFilter - Femininity Is Not Weakness
 
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#NoFilter is a brand new segment for The Point with Ana Kasparian. It's an outlet to speak frankly and truthfully, without any imposed censorship about a specific topic. Femininity and the embracement of being feminine is often mistaken for weakness, or for being narcissistic or shallow. But that's simply not the case. If a woman takes a photo highlighting physical beauty, does that make her vapid? Of course not, though many mistake of judging that woman as such. Why is the commonly-held view that women must act like men to be taken seriously? Why do people judge makeup and feminine clothing, equating the use of them as the same as being stupid? Has society taught us that women must be torn down for embracing femininity? Is it better to pretend there are no gender differences, or to realize there are inherent differences as we strive for equality? Ana Kasparian makes her case.
#NoFilter - Parking Tickets Are A Bulls**t Regressive Tax
 
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Since the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978, capping property taxes at 1% of home prices, California has lost a substantial portion of tax revenue. So how are some municipalities - like LA - making up for the lost tax dollars? By constantly raising fees and the cost of citations like parking tickets. The result is a regressive tax on the poor and middle class, who can least afford to pay the exorbitant fees and fines. The Young Turks' Ana Kasparian explains why we need to bring back fairness to taxation policies and stop sticking it to the little guy just because the wealthy don't want to pay their fair share. Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Will Old Media Die in the Digital Age?
 
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There's a new breed of journalism rising, which isn't necessarily being done by journalists. Is the definition of the term changing? Are modern journalists the same as the journalists of days past? What about bloggers? Is there something to be said about experience, professional journalists and the way to digest news? Host: Jimmy Dore (TYT Comedy) Panel: Desi Doyen (The Green News Report on BradBlog.com) Jon Hotchkiss (Producer- This vs That) Ed Crasnick (Creator - Self-Help Comedy Hour Podcast) Don't forget to join the discussion in the comments and tweet to us at https://twitter.com/ThePointTYT Subscribe for more of The Point: Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=townsquare Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
A Fabulous Discussion About All Things LGBT!
 
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Very rarely do shows dedicate an entire episode to the LGBT community. But there are so many things to talk about, like the changing attitudes toward gay people in the United States, the current struggles of the trans community, and how entertainment and pop culture helps progress and educate society on these issues. With a top notch panel including Calpernia Addams, Andrea Meyerson, and Dave Rubin, we're sure to educate and entertain. So take a look! Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
San Francisco Tells Chain Stores: Get Lost?
 
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The city of San Francisco is leading a growing movement to curtail the growth and proliferation of chains and big box stores. Is this trend likely to spread, as other communities seek to retain the small-scale businesses that help give neighborhoods their unique flavor? Or will the "same-ification" of America continue to grow, further quashing differences from city to city, town to town or place to place? Host: Malcolm Fleschner Panel: Daniele Bolelli - Author, Professor, Host - Drunken Taoist Podcast Paul Provenza - Comedian, Host - The Green Room with Paul Provenza Emma Bates - Actress, Outreach Coordinator - American Humanist Association Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20C
The Impact of Gay People in Pop Culture
 
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Shows like Ellen and Will and Grace had a huge impact on gay acceptance. But what about the way gay people are depicted in the media? Queer Eye for the Straight guy featured flamboyant gay men, but is that a fair representation of the gay community? Dave Rubin, Calpernia Addams, and Andrea Meyerson share their thoughts with host Ana Kasparian. Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Where is 'The Line' in Comedy?
 
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This week on The Point- comedy! Where does a joke need to strike between "too safe" and "too far?" For instance, did The Onion's controversial tweet about Quvenzhané Wallis start as a humorous intention that just horribly missed the mark? Comedians are used to saying and hearing outlandish, offensive things in comedy clubs, but sometimes what flies in a club won't work outside. Check out the latest episode of The Point soon for an in-depth talk about comedy! Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
#NoFIlter - Ana Kasparian is No Belieber in Making Fun of Mental Illness
 
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Media outlets have had a lot of fun at the expense of Toby Sheldon, the 33-year-old LA resident who has spent more than $100,000 during the past five years on plastic surgeries to more closely resemble his idol, Justin Bieber. Rather than joining in the fun, Ana goes #NoFilter, criticizing the rest of the media for piling on Sheldon, who she says likely suffers from mental illness, specifically body dysmorphic disorder.
Are Police Secretly Tapping Into YOUR Cellphone Data?
 
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Local police forces have requested - and received - the cell phone data on more than a million Americans, legally and without a warrant. Today police have a range of tools at their disposal to monitor and collect information from smart phones, repositories of some of our most personal and intimate data. Should Americans be more outraged by this evisceration of the 4th Amendment? What about Tea Partiers - where are they on this critical constitutional issue? What can be done to rein in an out-of-control surveillance state? Our panel discusses answers to these questions and more in this segment of "The Point with Ana Kasparian." Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: Avi Tuschman: Author - "Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us." Kelly Carlin: Host - The Kelly Carlin Show on SiriusXM Lee Camp: Comedian, Host - Moment of Clarity web series Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
School's Zero Tolerance Policy... For Science?
 
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After conducting what she called a "science experiment" involving a water bottle and a small amount of common household chemicals, 16-year-old Florida student Kiera Wilmot was suspended from school, arrested, and charged with felony possession/discharge of a weapon on school property and discharging a destructive device. Did her punishment suit the crime, or is it a case of schools' zero tolerance policies run amok? What would a more appropriate discipline have been? Was race a factor? What is behind the increased drive to promote zero tolerance policies in our public schools? These questions and more in this installment of The Point Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: David Sirota (Columnist, Author - "Back to Our Future" David Feldman (Comedian and Host - The David Feldman Show) Cara Santa Maria (Host - Hacking the Planet on The Weather Channel) Don't forget to join the discussion in the comments and tweet to us at https://twitter.com/ThePointTYT Subscribe for more of The Point: Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=townsquare Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
The End of The American Dream?!
 
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We start our segment on an Onion clip joking about the end of the "American Dream." But, is there any amount of truth to the satire? What is "the American Dream," and has its meaning changed over time? How so? What does it mean to people of different gender, race, or socioeconomic background, and is it all a myth we buy into? Or something that can be achieved? This and much more will be discussed this week on The Point! Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: Kelly Carlin- Writer/ Host Ryan Singer - Comic Fred Karger - Political Consultant Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Is Gay Conversion Therapy a Free Speech Issue?
 
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The courts have upheld as constitutional California's ban on licensed therapists practicing "conversion therapy" on gay patients. But is this a free speech issue? Should there be a wider ban on this controversial form of "treatment," which critics suggest has no scientific research to support its efficacy, and in fact can be very harmful to patients? Is this form of therapy a legitimate effort to help patients or merely a means for those struggling with sexual identity to avoid, deflect from and project their own inner struggles? Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: Jesse Bering: Author - "Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us" Sandra Daugherty: Host - The Sex Nerd Sandra Podcast Dave Rubin: Host - The Rubin Report on the TYT Network Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
#NoFilter - Archie Comics' CEO Nancy Silberkleit Is No Feminist
 
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In this week's #NoFilter segment, host Ana Kasparian lights into Archie Comics' CEO Nancy Silberkleit, who is accused of intimidation, bullying and creating a hostile work environment for her white male employees. Silberkleit is no model of feminist achievement in the workplace, says Ana, and if the allegations are true, she deserves to be called out and held accountable. Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
The Point - Modern Love and Sex, Jail Hotels, & Anti-Social Dining Rooms
 
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This Week on The Point with Ana Kasparian - The debut of #NoFilter - Ana makes her case for and against different takes on femininity and what it means to be feminine. Also, Hottie or Naughty highlights two people - one did something great this week, while the other...did not. Topics for this show include modern love-- do we have too many opportunities to cheat, and has modern technology redefined what cheating is? Then: some California inmates are given the ability "upgrade" to a better jail for a fee; is this right? Lastly, Kyoto University in Japan debuts "Lonely Seats" which are partitioned lunch tables so students don't have to be distracted or feel self-conscious eating alone. Catch it all on The Point with Ana Kasparian!
WIN - Lesbian Couple Marries in Front of WBC Hate Group
 
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Kimberly Kidwell and Katie Short recently decided to hold their wedding directly across the street from the notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church. Were they right to bring their message of love, tolerance and compassion to the doorstep of the group that protests at military funerals and at services for the child victims of gun violence? Or does this serve to bring more attention to the already attention-hungry WBC? Can you conquer hate with love, or does hate just breed more hate? If we all ignore the Westboro Baptist Church, will it shrivel up and go away? Who is the target audience the lesbian couple was trying to reach - members of the WBC or the larger community? Did Kimberly Kidwell and Katie Short make the right choice to use their wedding to make this stand against the hate group? Host: Ana Kasparian (The Young Turks) Panel: Julianna Forlano (Host- Absurdity Today) Nikki DeLoach (Actress, MTV's Awkward) Ryan Singer (Comedian) Don't forget to join the discussion in the comments and tweet to us at https://twitter.com/ThePointTYT Subscribe for more of The Point: Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=townsquare Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20
Unpaid Internships - Great Opportunities or Rank Exploitation?
 
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As unpaid internships have proliferated, so have the critics arguing that these programs exploit free labor, benefit the wealthy and often fail to produce the vaunted on-the-job experience and contacts that were promised. So which is it - do unpaid internships represent valuable opportunities for young people looking to get ahead or merely a means for employers to finagle free low-skilled labor from workers with too few options to say no? This week's panelists discuss these topics and share their personal experiences with unpaid internships. Host: Ana Kasparian Panel: Wendy Carrillo - Journalist, Radio Host Axel Caballero - Cuentame, Brave New Films Jenny Churchill - HuffPost Live Support The Point for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=townsquaretyt-20