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The Best John Oliver Rants of 2014

John Oliver and his HBO show “Last Week Tonight” will be back Feb. 8 after a lengthy hiatus. In the meantime, check out our favorite clips of the British comedian’s program from the past year.

Posted on Jan 1, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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How State-Sponsored Lotteries Steal From the Poor to Give to the Rich

Last year, in the words of “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver, “Americans basically spent more on the lottery than they spent on America.” And although lottery commercials would have you believe that proceeds go to charitable causes, the truth is a bit more complicated.

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


John Oliver Puts His Finger on the Reason Income Inequality Is So Prevalent in the U.S.

“Just because politicians can’t talk about income inequality,” the “Last Week Tonight” host starts on one of his characteristic rants, “doesn’t mean we shouldn’t.”

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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The Lotto Symbolizes the False Promises of Barracuda Capitalism

One of the social control mechanisms deployed in a plutocracy to keep people quiet while their pockets are being picked is the lottery. It is a scam.

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Jack and the Lottery Ticket









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Jack Abramoff Must Be Smiling…

... Because the House is considering an anti-gambling bill that would include an exemption for horse racing and intrastate lotteries. The disgraced lobbyist worked to ensure the latter in a bill several years ago.

  • Gambling is bad, bad, bad. Unless it’s on horsies or lotteries. Then it’s OK.
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    Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


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