Tag Archives: Last Week Tonight

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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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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John Oliver’s Takedown of the Tobacco Industry on “Last Week Tonight” (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro One might assume that American tobacco companies were hurting because the “smoking rate in the United States has dropped from 43 percent in 1965 to 18 percent today…” The drastic drop is due “to strict laws outlawing … Continue reading

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John Oliver on Big Pharma and the Marketing of Drugs to Doctors

By Elaine Magliaro John Oliver’s HBO program Last Week Tonight is back from a three-month hiatus. Oliver did a killer segment last night on Big Phrama and the huge amount of money that drug companies spend on marketing their drugs … Continue reading

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Senators Ted Cruz and Al Franken…and John Oliver Opine on the Subject of Net Neutrality

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, Senator Ted Cruz wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post titled Regulating the Internet threatens entrepreneurial freedom. In his piece, Cruz claimed that one of the greatest regulatory threats to the Internet was net neutrality. … Continue reading

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John Oliver’s Hilarious and Informative Segment about State Legislatures and ALEC on “Last Week Tonight” (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Last night, John Oliver did another “must see” news segment on state legislators and what’s going on in state legislatures across the country. In my opinion, Last Week Tonight is one of the best shows on television.

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John Oliver Explains How to Use Animal Visuals to Make Listening to Supreme Court Audios More Entertaining

By Elaine Magliaro I love Last Week Tonight with John Oliver! Here’s a video clip from last night’s program on the subject of no television cameras being allowed to film Supreme Court proceedings and how to make listening to SCOTUS … Continue reading

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John Oliver Skewers Law Enforcement for Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro John Oliver did a hilarious segment on civil forfeiture on his HBO program last night. I thought readers of this blog would enjoy watching it so I’m posting it at FFS for you. About Civil Asset Forfeiture: … Continue reading

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