1. Our democracy is a people’s democracy. And it can be as great as the people can be, but it’s also as fallible as people are.

    George Takei shares a pretty profound insight into America’s strength and dangerous flaw

    Instead of talking about Star Trek or his gay-rights activism, the actor chose to discuss his World War II experience on The Daily Show






  6. Stephen Colbert offers a shockingly raw takedown of America’s justice system

    America incarcerates more of its citizens than any other nation



  8. Today marks the 30-year anniversary of the release of Born in the U.S.A., one of the best-selling rock albums ever made. 



  10. The lazy directing of modern American cringe comedy, explained

    Modern comedy is too often filmed in a kind of soap-opera style, like something shot for efficiency reasons, with characters mostly just talking to each other in close-up.


  11. Maya Angelou dies at 86

    Angelou shot to literary fame when she chronicled her tumultuous early life in the 1969 autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which remains a definitive and beloved American literature classic 45 years after its original publication. In the decades that followed, Angelou worked as an author, poet, playwright, screenwriter, actress, scholar, and even a cookbook writer.


  12. I’m not a Democrat. I’m an anti-Republican.

    The return of Benghazi is the latest evidence that the GOP is putting its unhinged obsessions before the good of the country