“The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart and John Oliver take down the most recent Democratic disappointment: the Senate’s all-night session. Oliver, political theater critic for the show, gives his most scathing review to date.

Watch video (Political Theater review is video #2)

Jon Stewart: But this is maybe the most scathing review you’ve ever given.

John Oliver: Because this was so derivative! It’s the same old, old story. America meets war. America gets war. War turns out to be somewhat different than what America thought is was when it first fell in love with war. But now war won’t leave America alone. It’s really just a flabby rehash of 1971’s “Repeal of Tonkin Gulf Resolution.”

Wait, before you go…

If you're reading this, you probably already know that non-profit, independent journalism is under threat worldwide. Independent news sites are overshadowed by larger heavily funded mainstream media that inundate us with hype and noise that barely scratch the surface. We believe that our readers deserve to know the full story. Truthdig writers bravely dig beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that tells you what’s really happening and who’s rolling up their sleeves to do something about it.

Like you, we believe a well-informed public that doesn’t have blind faith in the status quo can help change the world. Your contribution of as little as $5 monthly or $35 annually will make you a groundbreaking member and lays the foundation of our work.

Support Truthdig