Here are 7 times John Oliver perfectly captured what’s wrong with America — and triggered reform

Here are 7 times John Oliver perfectly captured what’s wrong with America — and triggered reform

Adam Johnson, AlterNet John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” is far and away the most refreshing thing on late-night TV. While other shows center around round-table chats and celebrity interviews, Oliver uses his massive platform to highlight overlooked but important political issues. Recently, he told CBS that his focus was “absurd public policies.” By highlighting the absurdities of American institutions,

‘Finish what Katrina started’: Univ. of Alabama ‘appalled’ after fans display vile taunt

‘Finish what Katrina started’: Univ. of Alabama ‘appalled’ after fans display vile taunt

Arturo Garcia Officials at the University of Alabama quickly criticized would-be football fans on Friday after they used Hurricane Katrina to taunt their upcoming opponents, AL.com reported. “UA is appalled that anyone would display a banner with such an inappropriate and offensive statement,” the university said in a statement on the school’s Twitter account. “It’s

Bernie Sanders rips Clinton: Don’t just ‘talk the talk’ on fixing ‘corrupt’ campaign finance system

Bernie Sanders rips Clinton: Don’t just ‘talk the talk’ on fixing ‘corrupt’ campaign finance system

Arturo Garcia Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) accused Hillary Clinton on Friday of lacking substance when she criticizes what he called the country’s “corrupt” campaign finance system during a Democratic presidential candidate forum. “I don’t think it’s good enough just to talk the talk on campaign finance reform,” Sanders told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “You’ve gotta

Moderate ‘New Democrats’ fear Bernie and Hillary are running too far to the left

Moderate ‘New Democrats’ fear Bernie and Hillary are running too far to the left

Dan Roberts, The Guardian Leading architects of the “New Democrat” movement are sounding the alarm over a lurch to the left in the party, after candidates at the latest presidential primary debate confirmed a resurgence of more populist economic policies. Related: Hillary Clinton seeks to outflank liberal rivals at Democratic forum Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

Larry David made $5,000 from Latino Rights PAC for calling Trump a ‘racist’ on Saturday Night Live

Larry David made $5,000 from Latino Rights PAC for calling Trump a ‘racist’ on Saturday Night Live

Tom Boggioni Comedian Larry David is going to be picking up a $5,000 bounty for calling billionaire businessman and GOP presidential contender Donald Trump a “racist” on national TV. Earlier in the week, the DeportRacism.com PAC offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who called Trump a racist on-air during Saturday Night Live. During the show’s

Black University of Missouri football players on strike until school president steps down over race issues

Black University of Missouri football players on strike until school president steps down over race issues

The Guardian Black players from the Missouri Tigers football team say they will not participate in team activities until the university president, Tim Wolfe, resigns. There have been several incidents of racial harassment in recent weeks on the college campus and Wolfe has come under criticism for his handling of the situation. In one recent