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On Tuesday’s Colbert Report on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert responded to news that the primary academic study used to justify austerity is flawed. The result was a complete humiliation of the study’s authors — Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff — and the politicians like Paul Ryan (R-WI) who have used the paper to justify brutal cuts.

“It was one of those cultural moments,” said Business Insider‘s Joe Weisenthal. “Suddenly one side just looks like fools in the national media.”

Colbert then brought on the graduate student who debunked the study as homework.

Colbert has a talent for shattering pretense and exposing b*llshit.

The quintessential example of this was his speech at the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where he destroyed both the Bush administration’s arrogant incompetence and the press’ willingness to serve that government’s agenda.

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

Screenshot from Aug. 25, 2020 edition of Daily Kos / Youtube

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

A federal district judge in New York ruled Monday that the U.S. Postal Service has to treat election mail as a priority, another loss for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in the courts. The judge, Victor Marrero, also ordered that overtime and extra deliveries had to be permitted by the USPS as election mail demands. This came in a suit brought by several candidates for office and New York voters against Donald Trump and DeJoy.

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