How Political Comedy Culture Breeds Social Apathy

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Contemporary American political satirists such as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and John Oliver provide comic relief in the face of social injustice, but humor can undermine the fight to address serious issues.

R*dskins, why only Native American Opinions Matter!

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Negative words are powerful and can and do cause substantial irreparable damage. Changing the name of the team is a win-win for all.

Hey Jon Stewart, You Gotta Stop Making Fun of Mitch McConnell’s Face

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Despite her overwhelming love for The Daily Show, Joanna Schroeder thinks Jon Stewart’s turtle jokes about Senator McConnell are a hypocritical step too far.

Senate Blocks Veteran’s Bill: Jon Stewart’s Response

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Senate kills bill that would help veterans–tries to add Iran sanction to make it pass.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK – Kevin Spacey Tears Washington To Shreds

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House of Cards star riffs on Congress.

Jon Stewart Wins the Internet Forever With His Response to Michael Sam Coming Out

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Kirsten Clodfelter gives a standing ovation to the men who are speaking up in support of Michael Sam—including the incredibly funny Jon Stewart.

I’m Not Sure But I Think the Super Bowl may be Subliminally Telling Me to Buy a Truck

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Michael Kasdan and friends are talking Super Bowl commercials. Because on Super Bowl Sunday the recipe is beer, trucks, and a flavorful dash of football.

Malala to Taliban: “I Even Want Education For Your Children As Well.”

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The Taliban want Malala dead. Her response to their threats left Jon Stewart speechless.

Jon Stewart’s Rockin’ Shutdown Eve (Video)

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Wouldn’t it be nice if the United States Congress aspired to the maturity and problem-solving capacity of football players?

On Aging and Old Age

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Oliver Lee Bateman is aging, and he’s (mostly) okay with that.

NEWSER: US Embassy in Cairo Scrubs ‘Daily Show’ Tweet

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Egyptian officials weren’t happy with a recent tweet from the US embassy in Cairo—so the embassy pulled its Twitter feed, at least initially.

The Daily Show: Jon Stewart Stands Up for ‘Egypt’s Jon Stewart’ (VIDEO)

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Jon Stewart said, “A democracy isn’t a democracy if it only lasts until someone makes fun of your hat.”

NEWSER: ‘Egypt’s Jon Stewart’ Charged in Cairo

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Charged with insulting Islam and President Morsi, Bassem Youssef turned himself in amid waves of political unrest that have deeply divided Egypt.

RAW STORY: Jon Stewart Demolishes Republican’s Superficial New Messaging Strategy

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On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped into the Republican Party’s so-called “autopsy” report for advocating merely superficial changes to the party.

In Defense of Offensive Comedy

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Eva Woods doesn’t like Seth MacFarlane’s dullwitted, offensive schtick. But she is glad that it exists.

VIDEO: Jon Stewart Explains Why President Obama is Not a “Tyrannical Dictator”

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Stewart says, “Looks like a tyrant is anyone sworn to protect the constitution that you didn’t vote for.”