The author reflects on 72 years personal and political history in this speech at the Residential College at the University of Michigan.
The 2016 documentary has given a voice to African-Americans, who now have more tools to fight for truth and justice.
The election of Donald Trump, whose appeal to voters is based on magical thinking, paves the way for the rise of a police state unlike anything seen in American history. Its fangs will appear the moment Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed.
By stretching the boundaries of what’s acceptable, Donald Trump, John McCain and others like them have undermined prevailing norms and weakened the tacit rules of the game—trapping us in a vicious cycle of public distrust.
What happened to that bipartisan push toward reform?
If Republican leaders tell us such a man should be president, should the nation ever believe anything else they say?
“The Clintons were not the black favorites in 1992,” he explains.
Politicians like Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich have realized something crucial about modern-day American politics, according to the "Last Week Tonight" host.
Donald Trump's running mate supports faith-based restrictions that pose a danger to secular and liberal traditions in the United States.
Trump is the extreme, but his candidacy is the logical culmination of years of win-at-any-cost politics. And if any public official is responsible for starting us down this bleak road, it’s Newt Gingrich – reputedly on the short-list for becoming Trump’s vice president.