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John Oliver explains how to spot 'astroturfing,' admits it isn't easy, warns that cynicism is 'toxic'

On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver tackled the phenomenon of "astroturfing," and he kicked it off with a pretty vulgar joke. Then he got down to business: "Astroturfing is the practice of corp... read more

A.M. Links: Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Immigration Order, Egypt Seeks Coalition to Battle ISIS, Ukraine Truce Falters

Millions of Americans are now facing Obamacare tax penalties. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is calling on U.N. member states to form a military coalition in order to defeat ISIS in Libya. T... read more

"Left Puritans" and Why I Continue to Defend President Obama

Which angered the teachers. Alot. Heh, back in the day of "See Spot Run" they just did not know what to do with someone like me. I recall reading everything I could find & even sneaking books from my ... read more

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull describes British colonisation of Australia as invasion

What I'm not going to do is give all the answers on one spot at one time ... reform on its own is the answer to all the problems, it isn't. 'There is a level of cynicism amongst parts of the Australia... read more


Climate change belief is a question of trust

We do not explain depression on the basis that individuals are taken over by a spirit but assert that there are biological bases in the form of genes, chemicals or brain structure. Nor do we explain n... read more

Dear This Week: your views on our show

Here is a selection of the comments from This Week viewers on our show. Please keep yours brief - a few short sentences are ideal - and include your town and real name to have a chance of having your ... read more

Nora Mulready on quitting Labour after 20 years

That kind of cynicism is now prevalent throughout ... they couldn’t really tell who the good guys were. Great Labour figures in the past, such as Clement Attlee or John Smith, fought to bring the coun... read more

Bishop must resign over incompetence, not bias

It's easy to get caught up in the chase when a political villain ... Paula Matthewson is a freelance communications adviser and corporate writer. She was media advisor to John Howard in the early 1990... read more

Bush’s Israel Policy

Consider, too, how Iran has been emboldened by our failure there. Admittedly, a cease-fire that brings only temporary peace isn't very satisfying. But sometimes, it's the best we can achieve in 'œthis ... read more



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