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Larry Wilmore examined the humanitarian crisis going on in Flint, Michigan, where residents have been poisoned by toxic, lead-tainted water.

“You know, because it’s an election year, we always hear Republicans talk about the glory of small government. Well, this is what small government looks like,” Larry declared. “When you have politicians falling all over each other to see who can make the most draconian budget cuts, you get decisions like this: Citizens poisoned, in a mania to save a hundred f***ing dollars a days. I mean, officials in Flint, Michigan, should all be rounded up and put behind bars — and if you need some extra lead for those bars, just hold a town blood drive.”

The Daily Show‘s Al Madrigal looked at the latest instance of the government “screwing over Native Americans — again”: A mining operation in Arizona, on Apache holy land — with not a word being said by political leaders about this particular assault on “religious freedom.”

Seth Meyers gave a serious commentary on Donald Trump’s white nationalist supporters, “providing yet another example of the degree to which Trump’s candidacy has appealed to racists.”

Stephen Colbert lampooned the self-proclaimed militia group that has taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The latest development: Their request for people to send in all the supplies that they didn’t bring for themselves, like food, hair-care products — and French vanilla creamer for their coffee.

Jimmy Fallon listed the “Pros and Cons” of President Obama’s final State of the Union address.

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