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Abby Zimet: The Planet is on Fucking Fire

Bill Nye: “I didn’t mind explaining photosynthesis to you when you were 12. But you’re adults now, and this is an actual crisis, got it?”

May 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: This is the Bunny I Love

The Stellar Trolling of Mike Pence This week’s Canny Resistance Award goes to John Oliver, who deftly stole Mike Pence’s family’s homophobic thunder by, hours before the release of their … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Comedians have figured out the trick to covering Trump

. While major news networks have struggled to figure out the right way to cover the Trump administration, political satirists like Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Daniel C. Maguire: Comedians to the Rescue

Let’s hear it for the comedians.  We never needed them more than now in the age of Trump.  Historically, societies have learned with a stunning unanimity that power untamed by … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: John Oliver’s Blockbuster on America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

America’s infrastructure system—its dams, bridges, roads, airports, sewer systems, water treatment plants, etc.—is deteriorating and in need of serious renovation. In hopes to cure America of its blissful apathy to our … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization

Aug 17, 2014. In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: America’s prisons are broken. Just ask John Oliver and several puppets.

America has more people in prison than any country in the history of the world. How could things have gone so wrong?

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

John Oliver Takes on Climate-change Deniers

John Oliver hosts a mathematically representative climate change debate, with the help of special guest Bill Nye the Science Guy, of course.  

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

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