• Mitch Landrieu – Confronting Confederate Myths with “In the Shadow of Statues” | The Daily Show
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    Mitch Landrieu – Confronting Confederate Myths with “In the Shadow of Statues” | The Daily Show

    Please welcome Mayor Mitch Landrieu. -♪ ♪ -(cheering and applause) -How are ya? -Welcome to the show. Thank you very much for having me. Uh, the title of the book is intriguing. The contents are even more amazing. Uh, In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History– that is exactly what you are, a white Southerner. That comes with a certain connotation. It comes with a certain stereotype attached to it. But do you think there is something about it, being a white Southerner, that-that gives you a different way of thinking in America? Well, I think so. It gives you a different perspective. First of all, I…

  • Annie Lowrey – “Give People Money” and the Case for a Universal Basic Income | The Daily Show
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    Annie Lowrey – “Give People Money” and the Case for a Universal Basic Income | The Daily Show

    My guest tonight is a contributing editor for The Atlantic, and author of the new book, Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World. Please welcome Annie Lowrey. -♪ ♪ -(cheering, applause) -All right. -Welcome to the show. -Thank you for having me. -This is a book that will get some people really orgasmic and some Republicans nightmares for years. -Hopefully. -Give People Money. -Yes. -Not Let Them Earn Money. Just Give People Money. -Give it to them. -On a basic level, what does “universal basic income” mean? So, the idea would be that a government– in this case, our government–…

  • Key & Peele – Auction Block
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    Key & Peele – Auction Block

    – ALL RIGHT, Y’ALL GATHER ROUND. GATHER ROUND. WELCOME, GENTLEMEN. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND BLESSED DAY FOR AN AUCTION. ALL RIGHT, Y’ALL, GET ON UP THERE. – PUT THAT WHIP DOWN AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS, THOUGH. – STRAIGHT UP. I DON’T CARE WHAT PLANTATION I END UP ON. I’M STRAIGHT STAGING A REVOLT IN THIS MOTHER[bleep]. – HELLS YEAH. – WE HAVE LOT A, LOT B, AND LOT C. – UH, $3 ON LOT A. – $4. – 5! – $5 GOING ONCE, TWICE, THREE TIMES, SOLD. LOT A GOES TO THE MAN IN THE BLACK HAT. – I MEAN, GOOD. – YEAH. – [chuckles] I’M GLAD I DIDN’T GET…

  • Jeff Sessions Is Living His Best Confederate Life |The Daily Show
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    Jeff Sessions Is Living His Best Confederate Life |The Daily Show

    From the day Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation, President Trump has been accusing him and abusing him harder than Popeye abuses steroids. Spinach, my ass. And as time has gone on, Trump’s attacks on his attorney general have only gotten worse. I am disappointed in the attorney general. He should not have recused himself. He made what I consider to be a very terrible mistake for the country. NEWSWOMAN: The president has been scathing, calling Sessions “beleaguered,” and “weak.” He privately calls Jeff Sessions Mr. Magoo. NEWSMAN: A source close to the president telling NBC News, Mr. Trump is “constantly bashing Sessions in private” for recusing himself…

  • Key & Peele – Confederate Reenactors
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    Key & Peele – Confederate Reenactors

    – MEN, AS WE LAUNCH THE COUNTERATTACK AGAINST THE UNION ARMY, WE MUST REMEMBER THAT EVEN THOUGH WE MAY DIE A GLORIOUS DEATH ON THE BATTLEFIELD, WE DO SO TO PRESERVE A WAY OF LIFE. THE SOUTHERN WAY OF LIFE. A WAY OF LIFE SO PURE AND BEAUTIFUL THAT NO MAN NOR GOVERNMENT CAN TAKE THIS AWAY FROM US. THE RIGHT… THE RIGHT TO PRESERVE. OUR OWN SO– TO– WE A– OH, [bleep]. – WELL, HELLO THERE, MASSA. SORRY WE LATE. – SHORE DIDN’T MEAN TO SNEAK UP ON YA, SIR. – LOOK, FELLAS, WE’RE TRYING TO HAVE A NICE, LITTLE CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT HERE. WE DON’T WANT ANY TROUBLE.…

  • Amanda Nguyen – Helping People Pen Their Civil Rights Into Existence with Rise | The Daily Show
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    Amanda Nguyen – Helping People Pen Their Civil Rights Into Existence with Rise | The Daily Show

    Welcome to the show. Thank you. Oh, my God. This is a super-exciting time for me, and for you a little bit, -but for me… -Oh, thanks. because I have never chatted to somebody who is nominated for a Nobel Prize. -Oh, thanks. -Congratulations. Thank you so much. That-that comes with it a certain level of… of swag. I mean, do you just walk around the world being like, -“Nobel, Nobel nominee, I’m…”? -Yeah, I do. So it is, like, like, basically, the best people in our world, essentially. It’s a “good people” award. Yes, it’s a “good people” award. -Yeah. -And-and-and, uh, the company that you’re gonna keep is…

  • Gerrymandering: Because America Can Hack Its Own Elections: The Daily Show
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    Gerrymandering: Because America Can Hack Its Own Elections: The Daily Show

    As much as Russia may have worked to influence how Americans voted, America already has a system that invalidates many people’s votes before they’re even cast. REPORTER: Gerrymandering, the drawing and redrawing of local districts to help ensure that a particular party gets a majority of votes and House seats. In both parties, there are congressional districts that are set up by the states to keep the parties in power. The rigged system of redistricting allows politicians to choose their people, rather than vice versa. That’s right. With gerrymandering, the politicians choose their voters. The voters don’t choose them. That’s-that’s weird. It’s back to front. It’s like getting to your…