When Stephen Colbert isn’t busy, as he recently said, “TiVoing the end of America,” he has been ruthlessly picking on the 1 percent. Oh, but not the super-wealthy 1 percent. As the political satirist broke it down so clearly: “There is a tiny minority of Americans who could be doing a lot more for our nation. A minority who live a lifestyle that the 99 percent could not imagine. You know who I’m talking about. I’m talking about military veterans.” (His criticism was aimed at members of Congress who have been in favor of cutting benefits for veterans to reduce the nation’s debt.) Tonight, head to Jersey to catch more zingers from Colbert at this talk with journalist Jonathan Alter.
Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m., 2011