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Comedian and human-rights activist Conan O’ Brien captures a certain dry humor in this Thursday morning clip from CNN, and that’s not easy for a man who is facing-down the President of the United States.

On his way to a surprise goodwill-trip to Haiti, a journey made in direct response to President Trump’s condemnation of the country as a “s***hole,” Conan hits the nail on the head. “Attitude,” says the 54-year-old icon, dismissing the debate over what exactly Trump said in the White House. “It’s the attitude behind it, which is to dismiss giant swaths of the globe we all live on.”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."