Jon Stewart Takes On STOCK Act Repeal

By: Thursday April 25, 2013 8:34 am

The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook As was previously reported, President Obama and Congress gutted the insider trading regulations on Congress. Like a thief in the night Congress and the White House did nothing to call attention to themselves as they stealthily removed key [...]

Obama Gets a HAMP Question… On The Daily Show

By: Friday October 19, 2012 6:25 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. It came in a follow-up, actually, which shows the level [...]

All Parties Agree: SuperPACs a Cancer on the Body Politic

By: Wednesday January 18, 2012 11:37 am

The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook   The brilliant satire that is the Colbert SuperPAC/Presidential campaign continues, with Jon Stewart watching Stephen on “television” and picking up cues to use in managing the SuperPAC. This reveals the absurdity of an “uncoordinated” SuperPAC. Obviously these entities [...]

Colbert SuperPAC Goes on the Air in South Carolina

By: Friday January 13, 2012 10:19 am

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Last night, Stephen Colbert became the conservative savior the GOP has been looking for over the past year, when he announced that “I am forming an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my possible candidacy for president of the United [...]

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

By: Friday March 4, 2011 6:22 am

The Daily Show – Crisis in the Dairyland – For Richer and Poorer – Teachers and Wall StreetTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook I don’t usually make a blog post out of “did you see what was on Jon Stewart last night,” but his show last night was [...]

9-11 Health Bill the Only Worker Safety Measure Passed in Lame Duck Session

By: Monday December 27, 2010 11:08 am

Everyone’s patting either themselves or Jon Stewart on the back for the passage of a 9-11 health care and victim’s compensation fund late in the lame duck session. And looking at the particulars, the bill is worth supporting. Despite a few scattered claims about the distributive justice aspects of the bill, it basically says that [...]

Jon Stewart Leads Lonely Charge on 9-11 Health Care Bill

By: Friday December 17, 2010 11:04 am

We basically know the status of every piece of legislation that Harry Reid mentioned yesterday at his caucus meeting except for one: the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which would provide needed funds to victims of the environmental and health hazards at Ground Zero. Rescue workers have waited nine years for compensation of [...]

On the Stewart/Maddow Debates

By: Monday November 15, 2010 11:51 am

This is a few days old, but I did watch this entire interview between Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart, which Stewart seemingly scheduled to counter the criticism of his Rally to Restore Sanity. I’m a fan of Jon’s, and while I think he too easily hides behind the concept of just being a comedian, it’s [...]

On Rallies, Sanity, And Restoration

By: Monday November 1, 2010 12:34 pm

It occurs to me that I didn’t join everyone in Christendom in giving a wrap-up of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. So, here goes. 1) It wasn’t very funny. It had its moments: Stephen Colbert was pretty consistently good, and I enjoyed the Peace Train/Crazy Train battle of the bands. But I’m struggling [...]

Celebrity Organizing: Stewart, Colbert, Gaga

By: Friday September 17, 2010 7:46 am

The best political organizers in America who aren’t getting Koch money happen to be Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Lady Gaga. We’ll get to the first two in a minute, but if you’re not familiar with Gaga’s work on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, you should pay attention. Thousands of kids have called their representatives, and [...]

John Yoo To Appear On The Daily Show Monday

By: Friday January 8, 2010 1:27 pm

Jon Stewart has had a wide variety of conservatives on his show – John Bolton, Tom Ridge, Newt Gingrich, and Mike Huckabee spring immediately to mind. But I wasn’t prepared for this: Former Department of Justice official and torture memo author John Yoo will be on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday to [...]

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