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Morgan Freeman Reads Rep. John Lewis’ Last Words

In a special Last Word, Morgan Freeman reads the words of John Lewis’ final essay, which he requested be published in the New York Times on the day of his funeral: “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation.” 

Three Strategies to Beat the NRA

Peter Dreier The American Prospect
Gun safety advocates who until now have relied largely on traditional lobbying need to broaden their strategy to include partnerships with gun owners and civil disobedience.

Friday Nite Videos -- August 30, 2013

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Wealth Inequality in America. Strike: Fast Food Workers Speak Out. The Onion Warns Miley Cyrus May Be Depleted. Walmart Workers Announce Labor Day Deadline. John L. Lewis With Atlanta Fast Food Strikers. Kevin Spacey: Give Viewers Control.
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