In a segment on HBO’s John Oliver show aired in November 2019, the leftist comedian took aim at America’s voting system, noting: “We don’t always know how our votes are being counted and it’s not unreasonable to have some questions about our election security. After airing a segment outlining how some had blind faith in their votes being accurately counted, Oliver went on to explain that a Senate Intelligence Committee report said America’s voting system was “vulnerable to exploitation.” “There is no single standard voting system in this country,” Oliver lamented, explaining that digital voting systems are the “absolute worst”
A few weeks ago, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver urged his viewers to refer to Donald Trump as “Donald Drumpf,” a reference to Trump’s ancestral last name. Well, it seems John Kasich’s campaign has taken Oliver’s advice to heart. A page on Kasich’s website touting his supposed electability compared to Mr. Trump repeatedly refers to the GOP front-runner as “Donald Drumpf”: You can watch John Oliver’s segment here. Danny Cannon works for the American Principles Project.
Slowly, but ever so surely, those in the media are realizing that criticism of No Child Left Behind and the national Common Core system is not limited to the far right and the far left. It is a mainstream movement driven by parents, teachers, and other concerned citizens. Last weekend, on his HBO show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver spent eighteen minutes taking on standardized testing. You can view the full video below (warning: NSFW language): Oliver pointed out President Obama’s contradictions on standardized testing. When he had his eye on the Democratic nomination, then Senator Obama was quick on the