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Zoom in and find out what kind of demographics dominate your local area in the New York Times’ interactive census map. The app features color-coded dots that represent a race that dominates a population of 200 people, grabbing from 2005-2009 Census Bureau’s samples. You can look anywhere from the major American cities to even your local regional area.

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Zoom in and find out what kind of demographics dominate your local area in the New York Times’ interactive census map. The app features color-coded dots that represent a race that dominates a population of 200 people, grabbing from 2005-2009 Census Bureau’s samples. You can look anywhere from the major American cities to even your local regional area.

Cenk on Obama’s Internal Threat program: 'We're on the road to East Germany'

Cenk on Obama’s Internal Threat program: 'We're on the road to East Germany'

Cenk talks to Ana Kasparian, Jayar Jackson and Richard Eskow about the death of TYT contributor Michael Hastings and his reputation of speaking truth to those in power. “Michael was old school,” Eskow says. “He was a wild man. He went out there and he wrote what he wrote. He researched and he got it right whatever it took…nothing was going to stop him from saying it.”

Cenk agrees: “One of the many truly tragic things about this is that we’re not going to have his powerful voice anymore to call out the government on the next story and the story after that.”

We loved Michael here and it was great to have him with us. He was a true, true journalist. One of the very few we have in the country. It’s a great loss not just for us but for the country. There’s about a handful of journalists in the whole country who are actually challenging the government, challenging the Pentagon, not just trusting what they say but actually breaking news on it. He wasn’t in bed with the government, like most of the mainstream press. He was a watchdog, and he’s not on the watch any more. We’re going to miss Michael.

-Cenk Uygur on the passing of long-time TYT contributor Michael Hastings

BuzzFeed Statement on Michael Hastings

Cenk Uygur: “The minute Cheney says somebody’s a bad guy, I go, ‘Wait a minute, I’ve got to rethink — he must be a really good guy.’”
We’re all raised to think we’re heroes because every movie is about a hero defeating the bad guy and how brave he is. In reality, very few humans are that kind of brave.

In case anybody needs a refresher…

John Fugelsang on equal rights versus “special rights”

We had Fox News mole Joe Muto on The Young Turks yesterday. Cenk asked the burning question we all wonder: Does Bill O’Reilly know it when he’s reporting fake news? Click through for the answer.