Sam Baldwin

Sam Baldwin

Online Editor

Sam Baldwin is a former Online Editor of Mother Jones.

Get my RSS |

Watch John Oliver's Epic Takedown of FIFA

This is good

| Wed May 27, 2015 1:14 AM EDT

Fee! Fi! Fo! Fum! I smell the blood of a soccer governing body!

FIFA, the terrible no good band of Europeans who keep forcing us to call soccer "football," saw some of its senior most officials arrested in Switzerland today on American corruption charges.

Feel free to take a moment, look at an American flag, and get all teary eyed. (This is why the pilgrims crossed an ocean.)

Anyway, here is John Oliver's epic takedown of FIFA from his show John Oliver's Epic Takedowns

Advertise on

Watch the Video of President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Right Here

It was a fun one this year.

| Tue Jan. 20, 2015 9:36 PM EST

The early news was that President Obama is going to announce a small tax increase that will mostly affect the very wealthy. Kevin Drum thinks this sort of thing will play well and Obama's approval rating surge is likely to continue. Meanwhile, after we pointed out some of the problems with the Spanish-language version of the GOP's rebuttal to the State of the Union being a literal translation of Iowa Senator and English-only advocate Joni Ernst's planned remarks, the party is now saying that Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) will give his own, unique Spanish speech. So that happened. Here's everything you should probably know about Joni Ernst.

And, on cue, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is already making an ass of himself.

Stick around after the speech for David Corn's wrap-up article. They're usually really good.

You can find the full text of the speech here.

Wed May. 27, 2015 1:14 AM EDT
Wed Apr. 17, 2013 10:01 PM EDT
Sat May. 12, 2012 3:05 AM EDT
Mon Sep. 6, 2010 3:39 AM EDT
Thu May. 20, 2010 3:40 PM EDT
Wed Dec. 30, 2009 2:51 PM EST
Fri Oct. 9, 2009 1:26 PM EDT
Thu Sep. 24, 2009 5:27 PM EDT
Tue Sep. 8, 2009 1:19 PM EDT
Fri Aug. 21, 2009 9:11 PM EDT
Wed Aug. 5, 2009 7:20 PM EDT
Wed Jul. 29, 2009 3:44 PM EDT
Mon Jul. 13, 2009 1:35 PM EDT
Tue Jul. 7, 2009 3:22 PM EDT
Mon Jul. 6, 2009 2:32 PM EDT
Sun Apr. 5, 2009 12:14 PM EDT
Thu Mar. 26, 2009 2:17 PM EDT