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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Scolds The Queen Alone In Royal Wedding Rant

Our headline for Monday morning’s #EndorseThis is a bit deceiving. John Oliver does not begin his rant on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding with a snooty impression of Queen Elizabeth II.

An obsessed state-side media is Oliver’s first target. The comic plays footage of wedding-broadcast announcer Gayle King croaking out a James Blunt song for not one, not two, but three cringe-worthy choruses. In the afterglow, King compares the “bottoms” of Markle and Princess Diana approximately 37 times, oblivious to the double meaning.

Don’t worry, reassures a devilish Oliver. Brits are too blue-blooded to lust after a bride’s bottom without collapsing.…

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Why Young Americans Are Drawn To Socialism

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

Capitalism has been the most dynamic force for economic progress in history. Over the past century, it has delivered billions of people out of miserable poverty, raised living standards to once-unimaginable heights and enabled an unprecedented flourishing of productive creativity. But among young Americans, it finds itself on trial.

The University of Chicago’s GenForward Survey of Americans ages 18 to 34 finds that 62 percent think “we need a strong government to handle today’s complex economic problems,” with just 35 percent saying “the free market can handle these problems without government being involved.”

Overall, 49 percent in this group hold a favorable opinion of capitalism — and 45 percent have a positive view of socialism.…

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Saturday Night Live Serves Up Sopranos Finale With Baldwin And Crew

The setting and mood, even the music, of the Saturday Night Live season finale cold open should be instantly familiar to Sopranos fans. Into a certain celebrated diner in northern New Jersey strolls the president of the United States (Alec Baldwin), who commandeers a booth where he is soon joined by his manic lawyer, Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), his downcast former lawyer Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller), and his sons Don Jr. and Eric (Alex Moffat and Mikey Day).

Thrilled with his own goggle-eyed performances on Fox News, Rudy blathers on loudly, incriminating his client: “I even confessed to some crimes you didn’t do and then I said ‘What are you gonna do?…

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