By DAVID MARCHESE JUNE 3, 2019 “Not everybody is as mockable as everybody else, and some mockability doesn’t have consequences.” Talk May 31, 2019 Stephen Colbert on the political targets of satire. By David Marchese Photograph by Mamadi Doumbouya Even though it has been a few years since Stephen Colbert stepped out of the blowhard conservative-pundit role that he played for nearly a decade on “The Colbert Report” and into the role of, well, himself, as host of “The Late Show” on CBS, the 55-year-old’s popularity only continues to grow. His show, already No. 1 in late night, took over the top spot among viewers ages 18 to 49 earlier this year, a demographic that had long been owned by Jimmy Fallon and “The Tonight Show.” As it turns out, what Colbert and his show offer — an “explicative deconstruction of the day’s news,” as he puts it — is exactly what many people want. … [Read more...] about Stephen Colbert on the Political Targets of Satire
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Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post Published 5:07 pm PST, Monday, January 7, 2019 Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in Hialeah, Florida, on July 13, 2018. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in Hialeah, Florida, on July 13, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Scott McIntyre. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Scott McIntyre. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in Hialeah, Florida, on July 13, 2018. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in Hialeah, Florida, on July 13, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Scott McIntyre. Trump will test Rick Scott's standing among Hispanics 1 / 1 Back to Gallery After eight years as governor of Florida and a winning campaign for the Senate, Republican Rick Scott has … [Read more...] about Trump will test Rick Scott’s standing among Hispanics
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | How Early Do Presidential Campaigns Start? Earlier Than You May Think Supported by It’s nearly two years until Election Day 2020, but Elizabeth Warren is forming her exploratory committee right on schedule, if recent history is any guide. BySarah Mervosh and Matt Flegenheimer Dec. 31, 2018 The 2020 presidential race is happening — now, today, before 2018 is even over. On Monday, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, became the first major candidate to enter the contest, announcing that she was forming an exploratory committee. In modern politics, forming the committee, which facilitates early fund-raising, is seen as an all-but-official announcement that a person is running for the presidency. Julián Castro, the former federal housing secretary and San Antonio mayor, … [Read more...] about How Early Do Presidential Campaigns Start? Earlier Than You May Think
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Is This the Future of the Left? Supported by ByLisa Lerer Dec. 20, 2018 Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. During the Trump era, Democrats have largely been able to avoid making tough choices. With little power, their most pressing question has been whether to object to everything the president does or just, you know, most things. That all ends in two weeks. When they take over control of the House in January, Democrats will gain real legislative and investigative power — and will carry the burden of making decisions. And the three dozen Democrats flirting with a presidential run will quickly have to decide whether to actually take the plunge. With all of those decisions over the next year, … [Read more...] about On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Is This the Future of the Left?
POLITICS 12/17/2018 09:19 am ET The Voting Rights Act was one of the most powerful pieces of legislation in U.S. history. A new podcast from HuffPost explains why and how it's under attack. By Sam Levine “Shut Out” is a three-part podcast series produced by HuffPost. America doesn’t make it easy to vote. A citizen can be disenfranchised for a typo, a scrawled signature, or for a felony. Then there are the politicians who tout “voter fraud” when it’s a proven myth. Host Catherine Saint Louis and reporter Sam Levine examine why we should be worried about the weakening of our democracy with 2020 on the horizon. It used to be that literacy tests and poll taxes kept black voters from the ballot box. It was deliberate disenfranchisement put in place to block African-Americans after they legally gained the right to vote. But in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law one of the most powerful pieces of legislation in the history of … [Read more...] about Literacy Tests Are Gone, But Voter Suppression Isn’t: ‘Shut Out,’ Episode 1