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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

#EndorseThis: Conan Trolls Trump For Staring Into Eclipse

During Monday’s solar eclipse, President Trump — with First Lady Melania and youngest son, Barron — stood on the White House balcony and did, to my knowledge, the only thing you’re not supposed to do during an eclipse:

Colbert, Meyers, Kimmel, and even Fallon are off this week, so the burden of late night political commentary fell on Conan O’Brien, who suggested that if Trump is this incapable of following directions, people should tell him, “Whatever you do, don’t resign.”

#EndorseThis: John Oliver On Why The US Needs A ‘Nuclear Toilet’

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver tackled nuclear waste on Sunday. “All over the country,” he noted, nuclear plants have been tasked with storing large amounts of waste because a national consensus still hasn’t been reached to determine where to store it. A 1990 CBS news report likened the potentially deadly dilemma to building a house and forgetting to install a toilet. Added Oliver: “Or, as a realtor selling a Brooklyn loft is calling it right now: ‘artisanal composting.'”

#EndorseThis: Michael Moore Says He’d Prefer A President Pence

Michael Moore painted an optimistic picture for the Democratic party as a guest on Seth Meyers’s Late Night on Thursday.

The liberal filmmaker suggested Democrats dispel the idea that a President Mike Pence would be a worse alternative should Trump be impeached: “Don’t be worried about that. Pence actually believes in things. We can have the great debate with him.”