Tag Archives: John Oliver

ON THIS DAY: April 23, 2019

April 23rd is UN English Language Day * Lost Dog Awareness Day * Talk Like Shakespeare Day * World Book and Copyright Day * Impossible Astronaut Day (Dr. Who) * ____________________________________ MORE! William Shakespeare, Unity Dow and John Oliver, click

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TCS: My Best Buy of the Month – Thank You, John Oliver

Good Morning! ________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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John Oliver Talks about South Carolina and the Confederate Flag on “Last Week Tonight”

Posted by Elaine Magliaro On Sunday night, John Oliver took on the subject of the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of South Carolina’s statehouse.

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John Oliver Slams America’s “Disgraceful” Maternity Leave Policy on Mother’s Day (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Last night, John Oliver did a killer segment on the lack of paid family leave after the birth of a child in the United States. We hear a lot of politicians spouting off about family values these … Continue reading

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John Oliver on the Negative Effects of Too Much Standardized Testing on Our Children and Our Public Schools (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro School reformers have claimed for years that our public schools and our public school teachers are failing our children. In Washington, policies put in place to help reform our schools have brought us the disastrous No Child … Continue reading

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Municipal Violations, Debtors’ Prisons, For-Profit Probation Companies…and a John Oliver Video

By Elaine Magliaro Two years ago, I wrote a column for Res Ipsa Loquitor on the subject of debtors’ prisons in the United States. In that posting, I told about a 2010 report published by the America Civil Liberties Union … Continue reading

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John Oliver Digs into the “Bizarre” American Practice of Electing Judges

By Elaine Magliaro John Oliver took on the subject of electing judges on Last Week Tonight on Sunday. In most states, judges are elected–not appointed–“forcing many judges to pander to the electorate and accept campaign money in order to keep … Continue reading

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