This is likely all I’ll post about Ferguson, MO. There are much better writers covering all of the various issues that have converged on this one midwestern suburb. But I feel like no one has captured the whole of the situation as concisely as John Oliver has.
If you tell Congress everything about the world situation they get hysterical. If you tell them nothing they go fishing.Harry S. Truman
Parks and Recreation’s Nick Offerman offers the D.C. elite in attendance at the 2014 Congressional Radio & TV Correspondents’ Dinner a refresher course on the Bill of Rights.
I was hopeful that John Oliver would take over the recently vacated Colbert Report hole in Comedy Central’s lineup. But if the first episode of his new show, Last Week Tonight, is any indication, we may be better off with him at HBO.
Embedding is disabled but the full episode is available on YouTube. This full interview with former NSA chief, General Keith Alexander, is a sight to behold.
Conspiracy theories can be satisfying because they supply a cause more proportional to the effect of a traumatic event, but they foster a damaging distrust of institutions. The distortion of history obscures the lessons to be learned from the past.Richard M. Mosk
A volleyball game broke out on the U.S. / Mexico border in Arizona. Literally, click on the border. Warms the heart.
Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.Vince Lombardi
Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The U.S. housing bubble had nothing on the Chinese housing bubble.
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