Late Night: Hillary Clinton on The Daily Show Promotes Standard Elite Narrative

By: Monday July 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Hillary Clinton had a lengthy conversation with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last Wednesday. Clinton promoted her latest book, Hard Choices, which she wrote to “pull the curtain back so people could get an idea on what we were doing in the world.”

Stewart brought up Clinton’s never-ending tale of whether she will run for president in two years.


North Carolina GOP Official Canned After Controversial Interview on The Daily Show

By: Thursday October 24, 2013 6:45 pm

In an interview conducted with a NC newspaper after he was fired, Yelton said he refused to take back anything he said.

Obama Administration Was Not Willing to Trust Romney With a Secret Kill List

By: Sunday November 25, 2012 8:30 am

The Obama administration feared they might lose re-election and in the summer of last year began to develop a set of rules for using drones.

An Even More Modest Proposal

By: Sunday August 21, 2011 10:00 am

Jonathon Swift went too far in his “A Modest Proposal” (1729) when he proposed the eating of human children as a solution to Ireland’s economic woes and the plight of the hungry poor. If we were looking for a solution to our own economic crisis that might be acceptable to more people, and so better suited to a democracy, wouldn’t it be efficacious to simply let the hungry youngsters starve to death?

Congress Very Concerned About Fixing Deficit They Intend to Create

By: Wednesday April 13, 2011 9:31 am

The problem is that leaders of both parties have both pledged an unshakable commitment to, in the near future, make our deficit projections dramatically worse by extending all or most of the Bush tax cuts.

Daily Show Demonstrates Folly of Ryan’s Deficit Plan on Eve of Obama Speech

By: Wednesday April 13, 2011 6:59 am

As we prepare for today’s speech from Barack Obama on his response to the draconian cuts to social services proposed by Paul Ryan in his deficit reduction plan, it is very informative to watch Jon Stewart’s perfect dismantling of that plan from last night’s Daily Show. Stewart is right to poke fun at the “creepy music” to which Ryan presents his plan that the Washington villagers laud as so bold and decisive, but the real value of Stewart’s piece comes in his demonstration that the exact same amount of deficit reduction can be achieved by ending the Bush tax cuts. There were hints yesterday that Obama might actually suggest ending at least some tax cuts, but it remains to be seen just what kinds of revenue improvements Obama will suggest and, more importantly, how hard Obama will fight for them when it comes time to put his plan through Congress.

Dawn Johnsen, John Yoo, and the Start of the Spring Semester

By: Sunday January 10, 2010 6:00 pm

Classes start this week for Dawn Johnsen at IU’s Maurer School of Law, and also for John Yoo at Boalt Hall in Berkeley. But before classes start for either of them, Yoo is sitting down tomorrow night with John Stewart to chat about his new book.

That should make the first class session on Tuesday quite something at both schools.

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