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    President Obama at American Legion Convention

    President Obama spoke at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. He announced several executive actions to help veterans, including expanded suicide prevention training, automatically enrolling military personnel receiving mental health care in Department of Veterans Affairs mental heath treatment programs, and partnerships with banks to assist with getting lower mortgage rates.

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    In Depth with Noam Chomsky

    Noam Chomsky, professor of Linguistics at MIT University in Cambridge, MA, talked about his life and career as a political activist and critic of U.S. foreign policy. Among the topics he addressed were efforts to combat terrorism, war with Iraq, and Bush administration economic and foreign policy. He also responded to questions from viewers on the telephone and submitted by fax and electronic mail.

    Mr. Chomsky’s books included: Language and Mind. New York: Harcourt Brace & World, Inc., 1968. American Power and the New Mandarins. New York: Pantheon Books and London: Chatto & Windus, 1969. At War with Asia. New York: Pantheon Books, 1970. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1970. For Reasons of State. New York: Pantheon Books, 1970. Chomsky: Selected Readings, edited by J. Allen and P. Van Buren. London: Oxford University Press, 1971. Problems of Knowledge and Freedom. New York: Pantheon, 1971. Language and Responsibility. New York: Pantheon, 1978. Intellectuals and the State. Baarn, Netherlands: Internationale, Het Wereldvenster, 1978. The Political Economy of Human Rights, vol. 1, The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism and vol. 2, After the Cataclysm: Postwar Indochina and the Reconstruction of Imperial Ideology. Boston: South End Press, 1979. Rules and Representations. New York: Columbia University Press and Oxford: Basil Blackwell Publisher, 1980. The Fateful Triangle: Israel, the United States, and the Palestinians. Boston: South End Press, 1983 and Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1984. Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1986. The Chomsky Reader, edited by J. Peck. New York: Pantheon Books, New York, 1987. On Power and Ideology, The Managua Lectures. Boston: South End Press and Montreal and New York: Black Rose Books, 1987. Language and Problems of Knowledge. The Managua Lectures. Cambridge, Mass. and London: The MIT Press, 1987. Thought Control in Democratic Societies. Boston: South End Press; London: Pluto Press; Montreal, Toronto, New York, London: CBC Enterprises, 1989. Secrets, Lies and Democracy. Berkeley, Calif.: Odonian Press, 1994. East Timor: Genocide in Paradise. Tucson, AZ: Odonian Press, 1995. On Language: Chomsky’s Classsic Works “Language and Responsibility” and “Reflections on Language” in One Volume. New York: The New Press, 1998. The New Military Humanism: Lessons from Kosovo. Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1999. New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 9-11. An Open Media Book, edited by Greg Ruggerio. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2001. Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky, edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel. The New Press, 2002. Pirates & Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World. Cambridge, Mass.: South End Press, 2002. Power and Terror: Post-9/11 Talks and Interviews. Edited by John Junkerman and Takei Masakazu. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2003. Chomsky on Democracy and Education. Edited by Carlos P. Otero. New York and London: RoutledgeFalmer, 2003.