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Play of the Day: How ISIS Is Beating President Obama

October 6, 2014 Why does an administration that once excelled at social-media strategy pale in comparison to the Islamic State's online presence? Saturday Night Live has the answers to all of the difficult Twitter questions. The weekend comedy show spoofs 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft's softball interview with President Obama—and it's a lot ...

Play of the Day: A Texas Secession Could Solve Our Ebola Problem

October 3, 2014 Ebola traveled from West Africa to the United States aboard an international flight. So why doesn't America just close its borders? And while we're at, can't we also just grant Texas the freedom the state has always asked for? Plus: Former Secret Service Director Julia Pierson reportedly wanted the agency ...

Play of the Day: How the Media Should Be Covering the Ebola Virus

October 2, 2014 ABC's Good Morning America opens with a terrifying soundtrack to introduce the news of Ebola's arrival in Dallas, Texas. Menacing beats play in the background of an aired press conference with the CDC. The list of frightening media coverage goes on. Comedian Jon Stewart has a proposal for these dramatic ...

Play of the Day: Why Congress Isn't Passing Any Bills

October 1, 2014 With time running out on the legislative calendar, both parties in Congress are determined to outlast the other. Their goal? To keep any bills from turning into actual laws. Comedy Central star Jon Stewart likens this dance between Democrats and Republicans to a prolonged—and very painful—romance. Plus: Secret Service agents ...

Play of the Day: How to Start a Non-War

September 30, 2014 The United Kingdom recently voted to join the U.S. in airstrikes against the militant Islamist State—but only after British Prime Minister David Cameron called for a lengthy debate among lawmakers to discuss the issue. Hasn't Cameron learned anything from President Obama? Declaring war shouldn't have to involve prolonged deliberation. Comedian ...

Play of the Day: The Problem with Drone Strikes

September 29, 2014 Unmanned aerial attacks are all the rage in the current administration's war against terrorism, and the American public is just fine with that. In fact, polls show overwhelming support for these stealth strikes. But Last Week Tonight host John Oliver points out that, rather than cheering on the predator drones, ...

Play of the Day: The Best Candidate to Replace Eric Holder

September 26, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder tendered his resignation Thursday, but President Obama has yet to appoint a successor. Amid the rampant speculation about job candidates, one man has stepped up to the plate, ready to don the mantle of responsibility for the Justice Department: Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert. Plus: Congress ...

Play of the Day: The Absurd Art of the Congressional Attack Ad

September 25, 2014 The battle for control of the United States Senate continues, and challengers to incumbent lawmakers are not above slinging mud. Or, in the case of Kentucky's Alison Lundergan Grimes, sometimes they're not afraid to shoot a gun. Plus: Pundits lambast Obama's "latte salute" to marines when he descended from Air ...

Play of the Day: Syria, the iPhone 6 of Wars

September 24, 2014 U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State and other targets in Syria began late Monday night. And after much anticipation, comedian Jon Stewart astutely observes: It's almost as if Americans weren't awaiting a war as much as they were standing in line for the most recent version of mobile cellular technology. ...

Play of the Day: How to Explain Climate Change So Congress Can Actually Understand

September 23, 2014 About 400,000 environmental supporters are on the move in New York City, and Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert wants to sing their praises. But not everyone "gets" climate change, including the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in the the U.S. House of Representatives. Comedian Jon Stewart tries his hardest ...