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Dear Iran, How Are You? We Are Fine. Love, Republicans.

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.11.2015 | Comedy

On Tuesday's episode of "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart questioned Republican senators' decision to pen an open letter to the leaders of Iran, potential...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Here's What Voters Think Should Happen To Brian Williams | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

More voters than not want Brian Williams back at NBC News. Republicans divide over Jeb Bush. And there is more than one way to assess Scott Walker's e...

Jon Stewart Kicked A Wrestler In The Groin On WWE's 'Monday Night Raw'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.03.2015 | Sports

Low blow, man.

Jason Jones Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.24.2015 | Comedy

Jason Jones is signing off. The longtime 'Daily Show' correspondent announced on Tuesday that he is leaving to star in a TBS comedy. He has been wi...

Gut Spillers, Truth Speakers: Lewis Black at Night of Vonnegut

Kimann Schultz | Posted 04.25.2015 | Comedy
Kimann Schultz

Thank you to the brilliant and brave gut spiller and truth speaker, Lewis Black, who from his very proper podium in the cavernous atrium of the Indianapolis Central Library let loose to an assemblage of supporters gathered to honor the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut.

Homelessness Ends With Housing

Sandi Vidal | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

The naysayers talk about the costs of putting someone in housing, others scoff and retort that they want free houses too. People get upset that their tax dollars go to support people who are lazy or who have made poor choices.

Who is Going to Replace Jon Stewart?

Tom Pappalardo | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Pappalardo

John Fugelsang should replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Now that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show is planning to leave, there is much speculation as to who will take his place. For my money, John Fugelsang stands out as the best choice.

What Jon Stewart Should Do Next

Jamie Masada | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

I want him to announce his candidacy for President of the United States. Let the Democratic, Republican, Green parties and others already on the ballot support him. I'm sure he would get at least 5% Poll support and he would have to be invited to the debates.

Media Second Acts and Untimely Endings

Tom Allon | Posted 04.20.2015 | Media
Tom Allon

Mass media has lost some of its great figures due to death, retirement, and old-fashioned scandal, with four larger-than-life figures -- David Carr, Bob Simon, Jon Stewart, and Brian Williams -- all leaving the stage this week.

How Jon Stewart Turned Conservative Lies Into Groundbreaking Comedy and Enlightened a Generation

H. A. Goodman | Posted 04.19.2015 | Media
H. A. Goodman

While many conservatives are happy to see him leave the show he created, the truth is that all Stewart's done is dare to look at Michele Bachmann from the vantage point of a sane person. In doing so, we laugh because changing "French fries" to "freedom Fries" is funny.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Jon Stewart announced his retirement from The Daily Show. He'll be missed -- not just because he was funny, but because he told the truth in an era when much of the media wouldn't. Later that same night, 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car accident. "There was nothing simple about Bob Simon," said Anderson Cooper. "Except that he was simply the best." The next day, David Carr collapsed and died in the New York Times newsroom. The grace and wisdom he earned the hard way suffused his generous spirit. He never sugar-coated his insights, especially about recovery and redemption. "We all walk this earth feeling we are frauds," he wrote. "The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon." Sadly, with David and Bob Simon, it ended much too soon.

Jon Stewart and David Letterman: Arrogance of the Media and the Long Goodbye

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 04.16.2015 | Media
Greta Van Susteren

Why do some people in the media announce months, maybe a year or a year plus in advance that they will be leaving their jobs on TV? What happened to just finishing your contract (as agreed to) and just going? I don't get it. Why the big fanfare? Is this more of the media and its "me, me and me" mentality?

Jon Stewart's Best Religion Moments

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

Jon Stewart announced his plan to step down as host of "The Daily Show" on Tuesday, leaving a post he has held for the better part of two decades. ...

Thank You Jon Stewart

Annelia Alex | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Annelia Alex

I was informed of Jon Stewart's retirement from The Daily Show by an NPR news alert, which was swiftly followed by a deluge of texts, emails, and Facebook messages from friends. They were concerned about how I was coping with the news.

Comedy Central Has 'Short List' For Jon Stewart Replacement

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 02.12.2015 | Comedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedy Central is mulling a "short list" of replacements for "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, a decision that could affect how much...

Emma Gray

Comedy Central, Please Replace Jon Stewart With A Woman | Emma Gray | Posted 02.12.2015 | Women

On Feb. 10, Jon Stewart announced that he would be retiring from "The Daily Show" after more than 15 years. It's hard to imagine the television late-n...

See Jon Stewart In His First Episode Of 'The Daily Show'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment

On Tuesday night, Jon Stewart announced he will leave "The Daily Show" this year. If you can dry your tears for just a moment, commemorate the comedia...

Why Jon Stewart Leaving His Fake News Desk Is A Loss To Real News

AP | By FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart's fans were gobsmacked by the sad news he delivered on Tuesday's edition of "The Daily Show": He's leaving his phony anc...

No Land's Man

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Yvonna Russell

Aasif came to pursue his acting career in New York City with a ride or die approach to his craft. A serious thespian he was drawn to theater and gravitated toward Chekov, Ibsen and Shakespeare.

Kristen Schaal Valiantly Stands For Manspreaders

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women

Kristen Schaal just "defended" manspreaders -- and it was pretty much perfect. In a Jan. 28 episode of "The Daily Show," Schaal put the manspreadi...

Anne Hathaway Can't Stop Cracking Up With Jon Stewart

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.22.2015 | Comedy

Anne Hathaway could not keep it together Wednesday night while appearing as a guest on "The Daily Show." The star, who joined host Jon Stewart to ...

Diffused Congruence Podcast: The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi on His New Book

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

He talks about how his time with Jon Stewart has made him more "Muslim-ish," what he's learned during a lifetime occupying many different cultures, and how that all led to his new book, No Land's Man.

Jon Stewart Clearly Wants To Date Angelina Jolie

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment

If Angelina Jolie had wound up with Jon Stewart instead of Brad Pitt, she could've been part of a special something called "Stolie." Jolie appeare...

A Trustworthy Press Is the Immune System of Democracy

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.19.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Do your best to get it right. If you do, great. If you don't, admit you got it wrong, fix it, even if hard, and try harder next time. And we should reward journalists and press outlets that are practicing good, honest journalism.

This Is What It's Like To Be Imprisoned In An Iranian Jail

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Few will likely ever comprehend the horrors of the Iranian prison system. For journalist Maziar Bahari, this was his reality for 118 days. In 2009...