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One of the darkest refrains of the Trump presidency have been the crowds at his rallies chanting "Lock her up" at the mention of Hillary Clinton's name.

The idea that an American president would threaten to imprison a political rival smacks of authoritarian tactics that have no place in a democracy.

These days, the chants seem rather ironic being that Donald Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives for trying to extort the president of Ukraine. If Trump is removed from office, he may face legal consequences for his actions which could mean jail time.

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Stephen Colbert Has Some Advice For the Class of 2013

You don't owe the current generation anything, grads, but that doesn't mean you get off scot free.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNkxQKGex28&feature=youtu.beIt's college commencement season which means it's time for notable speakers to share words of wisdom with this year's crop of hopeful graduates. Sure, there are those inspirational speeches we all love, and then there's Stephen Colbert's valedictory address to the University of Virgina's class of 2013.

True to form, Colbert kicked things off by encouraging the audience to turn on their cell phones so they didn't miss any texts. He then referenced the trend of cash strapped public universities balancing their budgets with out-of-state students who pay more tuition and had the crowd give the out-of-staters a round of applause. "Because without those people," Colbert quipped, "tomorrow instead of wearing gowns and mortarboards, you'd be graduating in ponchos made of Hefty bags with used pizza boxes on your head." He also paid homage to UVA's honor code which is, according to Colbert, "On my honor, I pledge that I have neither given nor received help on this assignment, so help me Adderall."

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Why We Love Stephen Colbert: Straight Marriage Bans and Pretending Everybody's White

From Google Glass for the common folk to banning straight marriage, this is why we love Stephen Colbert.

You know those segments where Stephen Colbert nails the cultural zeitgeist so expertly that you have tears of laughter streaming down your cheeks? The above clip of The Colbert Report could be Exhibit A of why we love him.

Colbert kicks things off with the version of Google Glass that those of us who aren't BFF's with Sergey Brin are familiar with, and then segways to an epic interview with Donna Edwards, the Congresswoman for Maryland's 4th District, where Brin grew up. You see, it turns out that Maryland's 4th District is the first majority-black suburban district in America, making it, says Colbert, "the first suburb ever to be pulled over by the cops." When Edwards points out to Colbert that the district is very diverse, he replies, "I don't see race. I've evolved beyond that. I just pretend everybody's white."

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Geoffrey Canada Tells Stephen Colbert Racism Has Nothing to Do with the Achievement Gap

The Waiting for Superman star says teachers unions are to blame for everything wrong in public education.

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Why isn’t public education fixed yet? According to the Harlem Children’s Zone founder and Waiting for Superman star Geoffrey Canada, if teachers unions didn’t exist, all would be well in our nation’s schools. Such talk is par for the course for Canada, but on Tuesday night’s episode of The Colbert Report, he added something new to his education reform spiel. Canada claimed that racism has nothing to do with the achievement gap.

When Colbert asked Canada to explain what the achievement gap is, Canada replied, “As soon as we can test kids, we find between a 25- to 35-point difference between white kids and black kids in math and in reading.”

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Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear Vs. Glenn Beck: Which Was Bigger?

Here's a bird's eye view visual comparison of the Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear and the Glenn Beck Rally.

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