Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: State Legislatures and ALEC (HBO)

While midterm coverage is largely focused on the parts of Congress that do very little, vital (and bizarre) midterm elections are going unexamined. State legislators pass a lot of bills, and some of that efficiency is thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for them. It’s as shady as it sounds!

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19 Responses

  1. MrMighty147 says:

    John Oliver should become king of the USA.

  2. JohnOryion says:

    All the people who commented on this video should look up who to vote, get
    up tomorrow and vote. All in favor say aye all opposed say nay.

  3. Om Shivaya says:

    I don’t know how to vote :/ We’re in deep doo-doo…

  4. Matt Cipolla says:

    That’s really scary

  5. Angel Medina says:

    This is fuck up

  6. yuriydee says:

    I agree with many things he says but I hate that we have to be so
    politically correct these days. Yes there is a problem with minorities and
    ignoring it wont fix it. The lady may be racist but she has certain points
    and you have counter it not just label her off as a racist. 

  7. Dennis Cao says:

    If you didn’t go vote during your state’s early voting period, remember to
    go tomorrow to use your freedom which many others around the world only
    dream of having. Don’t waste your vote! #election2014 #democracy

  8. Alex Benoit says:

    ‘Murica… :(

  9. tim says:

    The pro dwarf tossing guy is in Florida of course.
    He and his fellow teabaggers also fought for the right to ride on the backs
    of endangered manattees.

  10. ImAFckingDragon says:

    Well now I’m really depressed. Can we get another shot of dogs to have the
    senator audio superimposed over? That might help me feel a little

  11. Nick Lindqvist says:

    You should do one about the conflict in the East and South China seas. It’s
    a topic that doesn’t get much coverage but has the potential to become
    something much bigger than it already is. China has angered their
    neighbours including the Philippines, Vietnam and Japan on their claim that
    the disputed sea areas surrounding China belong to them, even though the
    aforementioned countries have an equal claim. This is just a suggestion but
    I feel it would be a good thing to shed some light on. Thank you!

  12. A PG says:

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: State Legislatures and ALEC (HBO)

  13. Adam Price says:

    Why is it that the program that seemed so against net neutrality and voted
    for a free and open internet doesn’t allow views from the UK to watch its

  14. رافعه حاجبهة ومحد عاجبهة says:


  15. Mahmood Toorani says:

    13:10 Did they use the music from John Carpenter’s “The Thing (1982)”? lol

  16. tylercout says:

    We live in an Oligarchy not a Democracy. Whatever happened to freedom and

  17. Richard Thompson says:

    And also congratulations to these candidates for defeating the very concept

  18. PSANBS says:

    Most of the committee rooms actually have windows in michigan!… But yeah
    no one knows what kind of laws they have actually been passing.

  19. Ali Fareed MC says:

    American Government should be ashamed
    british guy making fun of them
    LOOOoOOIIL very funny