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Jon Stewart looked at recent high-profile stories of racism, from the Oklahoma SAE fraternity to Ferguson, Missouri, and how conservative media will treat such stories as all being isolated incidents — and there sure do seem to be a lot of isolated incidents going on.

Larry Wilmore examined the efforts to limit language, ranging from global warming to racism — as if this would eliminate the actual problems themselves. And he channeled a bit of Lenny Bruce, by going through a catalog of racial and minority slurs.

David Letterman pivoted off the news that the Ringling Brothers circus is phasing out their use of performing elephants — with a special “Top Ten Other Changes At The Circus.”

Liam Neeson appeared with Jimmy Kimmel, and revealed that even his own nephews have watched pirated copies his movies from online.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

Last year, Senate Republicans were already feeling so desperate about their upcoming midterm prospects that they rushed to wish Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa a speedy and full recovery from COVID-19 so that he could run for reelection in 2022. The power of incumbency is a huge advantage for any politician, and Republicans were clinging to the idea of sending Grassley—who will be 89 when the '22 general election rolls around—back to the upper chamber for another six-year term.

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