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These Politicians Want to Close the U.S.-Mexico Border Because of Ebola

October 9, 2014 Mexico has never seen a case of Ebola before. But for some politicians worried about a potential outbreak of the deadly virus on American soil, that doesn't matter. Scott Brown said Thursday that he doesn't want undocumented immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border because they might be carrying Ebola. "People coming ...

Play of the Day: The Best Name for the Fight Against ISIS

October 9, 2014 President Obama has yet to perfect the precise art of war nomenclature. That's according to critical news commentators frustrated with an administration that's unwilling to name the current campaign against ISIS. So late-night host Stephen Colbert takes on the labeling challenge. Just watch as his creative method gets the job ...

Play of the Day: Is Tobacco the Cure to Ebola?

October 8, 2014 ZMapp, the experimental drug used to treat Ebola, is made from a plant that's popular the world over: tobacco. But Stephen Colbert isn't satisfied with this new medication. The drug cocktail doesn't even provide the "nicotine buzz" usually associated with cigarettes and other tobacco products. Where will The Colbert Report ...

Play of the Day: The GOP Has a Strategy to Combat Ebola

October 7, 2014 Media pundits are charging the federal government with lying to the American public about the threat of Ebola. The gross incompetence of agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention means one thing: State legislatures must take over. Luckily, a South Carolina Republican has come up with an ...

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, ...