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From Tom Dispatch: The current economic crisis is caused by policies that tax the richest Americans at strikingly low levels and spend huge sums on defense projects that have no bearing on national security.

"Because Washington has no urban agenda, the cities in this country are doing poorly. Unemployment is up. Faith in the economy has gone down. Crime has gone up."

"Our cities across this country are proud. They have a great history. But like a boxer, they've taken one knee, and they have to bring themselves back."

"I want to see one of the candidates come up with a comprehensive plan to eliminate the tide of drugs coming into our country. I mean, we have wars here in our city."

"The media and pollsters don't focus on urban issues. They focus on the war, abortion, gay rights -- things that, quite frankly, for those of us in the trenches, are not exactly the hot button issues."

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Author Irwin Tang talks about McCain's excessive use of the derogatory term 'gook', in his new book John McCain's Racism and Why it Matters.

Jon Stewart jokes that with one shot, Barack Obama dispelled all rumors of his lack of foreign policy experience.

Jen Marlowe reports on Darfur, Eli Pariser on MoveOn and a new sex columnist weighs in on Barack and Michelle.

Naomi Klein debunks Bush's offshore drilling plan on Fox Business News' Happy Hour Program.

This sounds like a dream, doesn't it? Well, it's not. We have a unique opportunity right now to send Karl Rove to jail, but only if we take immediate action.

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