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John Oliver Tackles Mysterious Local Governments Called 'Special Districts'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.07.2016 | Comedy

Special districts are local government bodies designed to collect taxes dealing with one specific service, like water, parks or sewage. But most peopl...

John Oliver Nails Just How Terrifying The Internet Can Be For Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women

If you think that harassment isn't much of an issue on the Internet, John Oliver says you can thank your "white penis" for that lovely, non-threatenin...

John Oliver Trashes America's Bail System

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.08.2015 | Comedy

Plead guilty and get out of jail, or maintain your innocence, wait for trial and stay in. Yeah, sounds like a solid plan.

The Entire World Would Love America If...

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy

John Oliver knows.

John Oliver Wants You To Expose Chicken-F**king Congressmen

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy

John Oliver has a message for lawmakers: It's time to stand up for the rights of chicken farmers or forever be branded a "chicken fucker." On his ...

Don't Watch This Video Unless The World Is Ending

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy

If the end of the world is coming, you don't want to see a military band playing "Nearer, My God, to Thee" as CNN reportedly has planned. No, if D...

Infrastructure 2: Congress and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Roads

Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D.

Some people see infrastructure as about as exciting as watching paint dry. We here at the Eno Center for Transportation, a national transportation policy think tank, eat reports on infrastructure for breakfast. And we know that our infrastructure needs much more than a new coat of paint.

John Oliver Can't Believe They're Targeting Women Voters With A 'Barbie Bus'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.23.2015 | Comedy

Pet the pretty princess pony!

Watch John Oliver's Tobacco Industry Takedown

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy

Jeff we can! On Sunday night's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver walked us through the vast and complicated legal activity of the tobacco industry, ...

Here's What RadioShack REALLY Wants To Say To You

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy

John Oliver is back from his break, just in time to say farewell to RadioShack on his HBO show, "Last Week Tonight." The company filed for bankrup...

John Oliver Auditioned For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' With Handcuffs

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

"Professional swear word-sayer" John Oliver may not return to lambaste the news until next month, but he took to YouTube on Sunday to admit something ...

John Oliver Is Coming Back And He's Not Going To Change A Thing

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.09.2015 | Comedy

He may have changed the late night game when he first premiered "Last Week Tonight," but in Season 2, John Oliver isn't about to mess with success. ...

John Oliver's 14 Greatest Takedowns On 'Last Week Tonight'

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 11.11.2014 | Comedy

When Oliver took up his post at HBO, we had high expectations. The previous summer he manned "The Daily Show" desk with ease and seemed more than pois...

John Oliver Uncovers The Real 'Shadow Government'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.03.2014 | Comedy

While most of the focus of Tuesday's midterm election is on control of the U.S. Senate, John Oliver is looking at the places where most laws are reall...

John Oliver Replaces Supreme Court Justices With Dogs, And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.20.2014 | Comedy

This may just be the best thing since cats learned to play piano. The Supreme Court doesn't allow cameras during oral arguments, and Justice Antoni...

John Oliver: Americans Are Nuclear Weapon Hoarders

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy

Here are a few fun facts from John Oliver's segment on nuclear weapons during the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight:" Nuclear weapons are the most...

One Thing John Oliver Doesn't Understand About Journalists

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.23.2014 | Media

There's just one thing HBO's John Oliver doesn't get about journalists. The "Last Week Tonight" host was talking on NPR's "Fresh Air" about how he ...

John Oliver Takes On Immigration Reform In Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 06.17.2014 | Latino Voices

John Oliver proves once again that if you're not watching his show, you know nothing. In the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight," the comedian ta...

WATCH: John Oliver Tackles Redskins' Name, Destroys Team Owner

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

Last week, California's Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation released an ad calling out the Washington Redskins for the football team's continued use of its contr...

Oliver Jabs FCC Chair Again

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.16.2014 | Comedy

Pro tip: If you are accused of something preposterous, it's usually best not to answer the accusation, lest you lend it some credibility. For exam...

John Oliver's Army Of Internet Trolls Broke A Government Website

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology

John Oliver and an army of Internet trolls managed to break the FCC's website Monday night. On the Sunday, June 1, episode of "Last Week Tonight,"...

John Oliver Talks Landmark Gay Marriage Win... For Nintendo Characters

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.19.2014 | Comedy

It's been 10 years since gay marriage was made legal in Massachusetts, and since then the movement for marriage equality has seen its fair share of vi...

Katla McGlynn

John Oliver's Hidden 'Game Of Thrones' Reference | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.05.2014 | Comedy

Thanks to John Oliver's intricate "Last Week Tonight" set, HBO is getting some free cross-promotion for its other show, "Game Of Thrones." Before t...

'Who Could Stay Mad At That Racist Face?'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 04.27.2014 | Comedy

In our first look at "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver dives into what turned out to be "a rough week for unrepentant racists and recording devices." B...

John Oliver Talks Of New Show: 'I'm Excited And Terrified'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 04.22.2014 | Comedy

Former "Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver debuts his new HBO show "Last Week Tonight" this Sunday, and he's pretty sure he has the appropriate lev...