John Oliver on the Elections That Actually Matter This Tuesday

Jay Hathaway · 11/03/14 11:10AM

State legislatures: their campaign ads may be completely ludicrous comedy goldmines, and even some of the incumbents are unhinged lunatics, but with Congress basically deadlocked, they're the only place shit gets done. John Oliver spent nearly 20 minutes mocking these buffoons last night, and explaining why you need to vote anyway.

The Secret Misspelled Comeback Plan of America's Creepiest Lobbyists

Adam Weinstein · 12/03/13 04:09PM

The American Legislative Exchange Council, beloved play-toy of conservative financiers like the Koch brothers and purveyor of controversial gun-rights legislation, is scurrying to woo back lost members and cover financial shortfalls, internal documents show.

What You Need to Know About ALEC, the Creepy Right-Wing Group Behind Stand Your Ground

Max Read · 04/19/12 10:05AM

ALEC is dead. Long live ALEC. Yesterday, the American Legislative Exchange Council — a national clearinghouse of pre-written right-wing bills, helpfully provided to conservative state legislators too dumb to come up with their own ideas — announced that it was abandoning the task force that pushed voter-surpression bills and "Stand Your Ground" laws like the one that led Sanford Police to free George Zimmerman the night he killed Trayvon Martin. "We are eliminating the ALEC Public Safety and Elections task force that dealt with non-economic issues," the group's statement said, "and reinvesting these resources in the task forces that focus on the economy."

DJ AM Report Reveals Sad Fact

Andrew Belonsky · 09/02/09 05:00AM

DJ AM took OxyContin the night he died. Spencer Pratt takes his absurdity to new levels. And Kate Hudson wants to take over A-Rod's apartment. All that and more in your Wednesday Gossip Roundup!

NY SAG Insurgents Call For Leaders' Heads

STV · 12/16/08 11:45AM

Hollywood awoke Tuesday to more graphic evidence of sectarian violence in the SAG ranks, with namecalling, dogma and even allegations of brainwashing feeding the union's race to strike-fueled self-destruction.