Au Revoir John Oliver

By: Friday December 20, 2013 7:00 pm

The Daily Show bids adieu to John Oliver with an affectionate retrospective of his 7 ½ years with them. Oliver’s off to his own show on HBO.


Kathleen Sebelius’ Incoherent Defense of Obamacare’s Design on The Daily Show

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 12:10 pm

Sebelius’s excuse is not an argument against going to single-player, this is an argument for why you should have gone for single-payer. If the Republicans are going to completely freak out regardless, there is no reason to compromise. The political response from the GOP will be the same.

Late Night: John Oliver Takes Over The Daily Show

By: Sunday June 16, 2013 8:00 pm

John Oliver took over as summer host for The Daily Show this week and so far so good.

Obama’s Pathetic Answer to Jon Stewart’s Question on Continuation of Bush National Security Policies

By: Friday October 19, 2012 4:13 pm

In his effort to appear on as many morning and late night shows before Election Day, President Barack Obama appeared on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart last night. Stewart talked to him about his record, his first debate performance, whether his candidacy’s strength is that he is not as bad as GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, what he would like to do in his second term and his administration’s response to the attack in Benghazi. He was also directly asked about the continuation of national security policies that were the hallmark of the administration of President George W. Bush.

Obama Gets a HAMP Question… On The Daily Show

By: Friday October 19, 2012 6:45 am

President Obama appeared on the Daily Show last night, and Jon Stewart confronted him with the “H” word. It’s not one that comes up much in Obama’s presence; I can’t remember the last time, in fact. But last night, he had to answer for HAMP.

NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake on The Daily Show

By: Tuesday August 7, 2012 7:30 am

A “Daily Show” clip with correspondent Jason Jones aired last night on “super spy” Thomas Drake, who worked for the National Security Agency as an analyst until he was ultimately charged as “a spy” under the Espionage Act for blowing the whistle on the NSA. The segment nicely plays up the fact he did not commit espionage and, instead, was a “cost-benefit analysis expert,” who had examined two intelligence gathering programs and decided one was cheaper and would lead to less fraud, waste, abuse and illegalities.

The Party Line – April 8, 2011:
Are You Ready for Some Shutdown?

By: Friday April 8, 2011 12:25 pm

Feeling poleaxed by the audacious hopes it raised during the ‘08 campaign, Team Obama will attempt to lower expectations going into 2012–and nothing lowers expectations like proving yourself irrelevant.

Jon Stewart Turns Over Show to Oft-Neglected Side of the Education Debate

By: Friday March 4, 2011 8:10 am

The typical Bill Gates/Arne Duncan perspective of privatization and union-busting is so prevalent on American television, critics like Ravitch never get an opportunity. She rightly points out that Finland, held up as a model in movies like Waiting for Superman as having the best schools in the world, have no charter schools, offer no standardized testing, and have 100% teacher’s unions. She points out that it’s poverty more than anything which is the greatest indicator of a successful classroom.

Bill Daley, Austan Goolsbee: No Change Is Needed Or Wanted

By: Sunday February 27, 2011 10:30 am

Nothing changes. The Class War is over, and the rich won. Time to hide under the fur and suck as much from the beast as possible, and get away from it.

Obama vs. Reality on Jon Stewart

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 12:59 pm

I was on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan show at 4pm EDT discussing Barack Obama’s appearance on the Daily Show. There were some claims made about the impact of the health care bill that are, at best, obfuscations.

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