Category: Lifestyle

Stephen Colbert chuckles over white supremacists and their milk-chugging activism

Stephen Colbert spent a good two minutes discussing the new self-lubricating condoms on Thursday’s Late Show before gracefully pivoting to the latest development with white supremacy. “White supremacists are chugging milk because they want to draw attention to a genetic trait known to be more common in white people than others — the ability to digest lactose as adults,” he…

Trump is going all-in on immigration in the closing stretch of the midterms. That may backfire.

President Trump has landed on a familiar theme to try to rev up Republican enthusiasm heading into the final stretch of the 2018 campaign: Immigration. And specifically, Latin Americans crossing illegally into the U.S. via the U.S.-Mexico border. Immigration was in many ways the animating force of Trump’s 2016 campaign, and while Republicans point to the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court…

Stephen Colbert pokes the Saudi-Christian alliance backing Trump’s ‘bold soft-on-murder stance’ for Jamal Khashoggi

Stephen Colbert kicked off Thursday’s Late Show with a family-friendly joke about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s reported post-election report on President Trump and Russia, and Sting’s tantric … prowess — followed by a Gen-X-friendly joke about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. “Of course the big story continues to be Donald Trump reacting to the likely murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi…

Stephen Colbert thinks Kavanaugh may not love Trump linking him to Saudi Crown Prince ‘Mr. Bone Saw’

President Trump is facing increasing pressure to take action on the presumed murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. “There’s mounting evidence that Saudi Arabia’s leaders ordered this killing,” Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday’s Late Show, but Trump told The Associated Press it sounded to him like Saudi King Salman “felt like he did not do it.” Colbert did not…

Samantha Bee checks in on the GOP’s newest culture-war front: The Democratic ‘mob’

In the final stretch of the 2018 elections, Republicans have quietly dropped their plans to run on their tax cut and the economy, Samantha Bee said on Wednesday’s Full Frontal. “But don’t worry, because Republicans have another cool technique for getting votes without doing anything useful: The terrifying culture wars.” She had a graphic ready for that, and video clips.…

U.S. intelligence is reportedly convinced Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi hit, but they can’t inform Congress

There’s a growing consensus in Washington and Europe that Saudi Arabia, specifically Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is culpable in the Oct. 2 disappearance and likely murder of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. And the latest group signaling its conviction of the crown prince’s guilt is the U.S. intelligence community, The New York Times reports. This assessment, based so far…

North Carolina town raising money to build inclusive playground for all kids

It will be called the Harmony Playground, where all children will be free to play in their own way. The town of Clayton, North Carolina, is planning on breaking ground for this inclusive project in 2019. The inspiration came after planners heard about the difficulties some families face when it comes to finding places where their children feel welcome. “You…

Stephen Colbert mocks Trump’s self-proclaimed ‘natural instinct for science’

President Trump gave quite the interview to The Associated Press on Tuesday, and Stephen Colbert ran through some of the highlights on Wednesday’s Late Show: Whether it was appropriate to call Stormy Daniels “Horseface,” Don Jr.’s meeting with Russian officials in Trump Tower, and, especially, Trump’s continued ambivalence over climate change. Trump said he felt comfortable disagreeing with 97 percent…