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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Takes Down Saudi Dictatorship, In Detail

The horrific fate that appears to have befallen journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of his Saudi compatriots is not a funny topic – and John Oliver doesn’t try too hard for laughs.

The regime’s evasions about Khashoggi’s disappearance certainly provoke snickers, however. Like its claim that the 15 Saudi agents who showed up in Istanbul for a few hours, apparently to carry out this crime, were just innocent “tourists.”

Yet Oliver does far more than simply recount an incredibly grim tale of alleged torture and murder. He takes a long, hard look at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — his  charm offensive, his domestic repression and “reforms,” and his brutal foreign policy – as well as America’s “morally compromised” relationship with Riyadh, which has grown more intense and more corrupt under Trump.…

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#EndorseThis: A Scary Time (For Trump)

Jimmy Kimmel celebrated the International Day of the Girl with a very special guest. He welcomed Lynzy Lab, a college dance lecturer from Texas, whose satirical ditty “A Scary Time” just went super-viral on Twitter.

With biting lyrics set to a happy tune, smiling Lynzy strums her ukulele as she roasts Trump and all the other loud-mouthed misogynists who whine because women are finally defending themselves against male predation.

She sings:

I can’t walk to my car late at night while on the phone.

I can’t open up my windows when I’m home alone,

I can’t go to a bar without a chaperone.



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#EndorseThis: These Extraordinary Women Are Ready To Serve — Again

You’ve probably heard that an unprecedented number of women are running for Congress in this cycle — and you may also know that most of those female candidates are Democrats. No big surprise there.

But you may be slightly more surprised to hear that a significant number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are running this year as Democrats, too — and that eight of those highly decorated, patriotic, exceptional veterans are women who pioneered their roles in US military and intelligence services.

In this snappy ad from Serve America, a political action committee founded by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), they tell their stories.…

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