Most Saturdays, I post the latest John Oliver Last Week Tonight video essay in the weekly Interesting Stuff column.
Because his program airs on HBO on Sunday nights, my followup is necessarily seven days late and in some cases, like this one when he is discussing an event only two days hence, the subject can suffer from the time lag – as this one would if I waited.
This is exactly the kind of situation the Lagniappe column was invented for.
So in today's Lagniappe, here is Oliver's essay from last Sunday. It is about the elections held around the United States two days ago and here is what you should keep in mind as you watch the video:
• The trucker Robert Gray lost his bid to become governor of Mississippi.
• Republican Matt Bevin was elected governor of Kentucky.
• Dick Black was elected to the state senate of Virginia.
God help the United States of America if this is a harbinger of the national election that will be held exactly one year from next Sunday.