Great clip of Jon Stewart from 2014

Jon Stewart was a master at political satire and when he retired last year it was by no means because he was losing his touch. Here is a clip from 2014, just a year before he stepped down, that shows the range of comedic skills that he could bring to what he did best, and that was deliver an epic rant excoriating the hypocrisy of politicians and their media enablers.
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Who would be better to lose, Trump or Cruz?

Tomorrow is the Indiana primary. On the Republican side, the conventional wisdom is that Ted Cruz has to win the primary if he has any chance of stopping Donald Trump from winning a majority of delegates before the convention. Cruz’s Hail Carly pass of naming Fiorina as his running mate is an indication of his desperation. But even if he loses, I do not expect him to concede the race. He will continue to run, hoping to chip away delegates here and there and that somehow a miracle happens and a contested convention turns to him as the savior
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Jimmy Kimmel lets fly at Dennis Hastert

Former speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison for bank fraud in that he violated banking laws in order to provide hush money to buy the silence of students he had sexually molested when he was a high school wrestling coach. At his sentencing, he admitted to having molested students and the judge called him a ‘serial child molester’ but the statute of limitations had expired on those charges.
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Cringe along with Carly

Singing in public is a high-risk proposition unless you are a professional singer. Much as I dislike Carly Fiorina, I cannot help but cringe when I see the clip of her singing because I hate to see people make fools of themselves in public. I wonder who thought that singing a lullaby to Ted Cruz’s daughters was a good idea since even putting her with a roomful of puppies failed to make her seem more human.
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Surprising level of support for Target boycott

Online petitions to boycott something or other are not uncommon and so I was not surprised when one was started to boycott the department store chain Target when it announced that their stores would allow people use the bathroom that is consistent with the gender presentation. But I was surprised at how quickly the number of people signing on reached one million, just one week after the American Family Association announced the boycott move. (Remember: Any organization with the word ‘family’ in the title is likely to be a bigoted group.)
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Another MSF hospital hit by airstrike

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Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is one of the few organizations that provide medical services in war-stricken regions of the world, often being the first ones in and the last ones to leave. They take care to let all the combatants know that they are there and avoid any hint of favoring one side or another, so that there is no excuse for attacking them. But despite all those precautions, yet another one of their field hospitals, a pediatric one this time, was hit by a horrific airstrike, killing possibly up to 50 people.
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Talking sense about bathrooms

Stephen Colbert talks some much needed sense about public bathrooms, a topic that has been much in the news these days. I totally agree with him, especially on the issue of chit-chat. I never initiate conversations with other people in public bathrooms, though at work there are often people one knows who feel that it is a good time to exchange news and pleasantries. I reply if they speak to me but get the hell out of there as quickly as possible.
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