The Best–And Most Ridiculous–Things To Escape Hugo Chavez’s Mouth

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The Venezuelan president hasn’t even been dead for 24 hours and he’s already caused quite the international frenzy. Pundits are already clamoring at defining Chavez’s legacy the best: did he help lift up the poor and inject valuable, vociferous criticisms of US foreign policy into the consciousness of the masses, or was he just another power-hungry politician espousing a failed ideology? People will probably continue arguing back and forth for the next several days–at which point Barack Obama’s name will inevitably be thrown into the chorus of failed socialist ‘dictators’–but no matter where you stand, there’s one thing on which we can all agree: Hugo Chavez has said some damn memorable things.

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Mark Ruffalo On Budgetary Priorities

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Well, duh. The people doling out taxpayer cash on endless wars are also those who invest in groups like Blackwater. And besides, taking care of your elderly and poor isn’t as sexy as dropping bombs and decimating communities.

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Joseph Stiglitz On Failing Our Youth

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But don’t believe him, he’s just a Nobel Prize winner. For his insights on what he deems “capitalist fools,” check out his piece in Vanity Fair.

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Elizabeth Warren Winning

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She’s left Ben Bernanke scrambling for words and on the defensive. FOX News now blames the Massachusetts senator for the financial crisis and conservatives have begun to call on Elizabeth Warren to quit her campaign dramatics and get to “work”–which for them most likely means “Enough following through with your promises; who do you think you’re working for, the people?” No matter how much GOP ire Warren inspires, the new head of the Senate Banking Committee isn’t going anywhere any time soon–and thank God for that. Here are some of her best moments.

Warren On The Mired State Of The Nation

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The 11 Best Quotes On Censorship

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While the development and dissemination of the internet has granted nearly everyone with increased opportunity for direct participation in society, it has also provided the powers that be with yet another avenue in which they may strip us of it. In light of that, here are some of the wisest words on censorship to-date.

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