Neil Johnson

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In Winston Churchill, Hollywood rewards a mass murderer

<i>Shashi Tharoor is author of “Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India.” He chairs the Indian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.</i><p>“History,” Winston Churchill said, “will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself.” He needn’t have bothered. He was one of the great mass murderers of …

World History

Let's Stop Trying To Teach Students Critical Thinking

Many teachers say they strive to teach their students to be critical thinkers. They even pride themselves on it; after all, who wants children to …

Water Balloon Kickstarter Campaign Makes Splash, Raises Nearly $1 Million

More than 20,000 people have pledged money to the Kickstarter campaign.<p>Build a better water balloon, and the world will slosh a path to your door — or so it seems.<p>Think I’m all wet? Check out the Kickstarter campaign for a product whimsically named Bunch O Balloons, which fills 100 water balloons …

LA porn production plummets in wake of mandatory condom law

Pornography production in Los Angeles appears to have plunged in the wake of a law which compels performers to use condoms.<p>The number of permits issued for adult films fell 90% last year to just 40 permits compared with 2012, when the law was introduced, the Los Angeles Times reported on …

John Oliver Talked About The Death Penalty For 12 Minutes On 'Last Week Tonight' & You Need To Watch All Of It

<i>"I know what you're thinking. 'You're not gonna really do a comic take on the death penalty, right? It's your second episode. I haven't even decided if I like this show yet.'"</i><p>Oh, but he did. However, to make the subject matter go down easier, John Oliver promised viewers that if they made it to the …

John Oliver levels climate debate field - Video on NBCNews.com

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FCC Chairman to John Oliver: I am not a dingo

Whenever someone is placed in charge of an important but somehow dull entity, there is always the suspicion that it takes a certain sort of animal to do that kind of job. It's a delight, therefore, to reveal that the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is not a baby-eating dingo.<p>You …

John Oliver attacks Dr. Oz and nutritional supplements with the help of George R.R. Martin

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John Oliver shows why Hobby Lobby's arguments were so irrational

What these companies are arguing is that the sincerity of their beliefs should allow them a line item veto over federal law. But government is not an …

Oregon Agency Responds to HBO Skit: ‘Yes, John Oliver, We Are Stupid F*cking Idiots’

When John Oliver mercilessly skewers an ad because the taxpayer-funded product it promoted flopped, what's the agency that created the ad to do?<p>One …

Advertising Industry

John Oliver Income Equality Speech Utterly Destroys Right-Wing Sceptics

Income inequality is the "defining challenge of our time," according to none other than Barack Obama.<p>Unsurprisingly, those on the right have …

John Oliver Tackles America's Prison Problem

Nearly one in 100 Americans is behind bars - no, really - and as John Oliver points out, many are there on drug charges, and "our drug laws do seem …

John Oliver Explains The World Cup And FIFA To Americans (VIDEO)

John Oliver is "both excited and extremely conflicted" about the World Cup.<p>Why? Because he loves the tournament - but it's run by FIFA.<p>Take it away, …

John Oliver Calls Americans Nuclear Weapon Hoarders, Blasts Public Apathy Over 'The Most Dangerous Things On Earth'

Here are a few fun facts from John Oliver's segment on nuclear weapons during the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight:"<p>Nuclear weapons are the most dangerous things on earth<br>• The United States has a lot of them<br>• Some are controlled by floppy disks ... literal, actual floppy disks<br>• You probably wouldn't …

John Oliver Quotes the IAB in Blistering Takedown of Native Ads

John Oliver's half-hour comedy news show on HBO has one really amazing regular feature: Rather than a lengthy interview or a musical guest, Oliver …

Advertising Industry

Pregnant women face abortion ban in Ireland even if they're a suicide risk

Pregnant women in Ireland could be blocked from having an abortion even if they are at risk of suicide after conceiving as a result of rape or incest, under new guidelines issued to Irish doctors.<p>Experts warned that the Guidance Document for Health Professionals, which has yet to be made public but …

FCC chair Wheeler calls 'BS' on Verizon's childish 'throttling' argument

How Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler handles spectrum allocation and net neutrality issues is a far better measurement of his performance, but give him credit for taking a hard line with wireless carriers on broadband speeds.<p>Today, Wheeler called bullshit on Verizon’s …

Judge rejects $324.5M wage-fixing settlement struck by Apple, Google, others

A US district court judge has rejected a settlement reached in a wage-fixing lawsuit involving Silicon Valley powerhouses such as Apple and Google, saying the $324.5 million deal is too low.<p>Judge Lucy Koh, of the Northern District of California in San Jose, on Friday said the settlement amount …

Fire Light Bulb

Create a calming candle-lit environment without running the risk of starting an actual fire with the fire light bulb. This unique bulb replicates an …

Cop to see tot he saved in '94 become a bride

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A young Palestinian-American nursing school graduate in Buffalo and a career police officer from Yonkers ordinarily might not have much in common.<p>But fate brought the two together 20 years ago, after 2-month-old Shammarah Hamideh went limp and stopped breathing. It was …

Lion King's Broadway Cast Surprises NYC Subway Riders with 'Circle of Life' Sing-Along

Who says morning commutes are mundane?<p>The cast of Broadway’s <i>The Lion King</i> recently stepped onto a New York City subway car to give straphangers a …