Watch Senator Bernie Sanders on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart! Sanders appeared last night to discuss the eight and a half hour filibuster he gave earlier this year in response to President Obama's agreement to extend Bush-era tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. Sanders' full speech appears in his book, The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class, along with a new introduction. Sanders also spoke at length about Obama's healthcare plan (which he criticized as a windfall for insurance companies) and partisan politics in Congress, including Paul Ryan's plan to gut Medicare/Medicaid and Pell Grants while preserving tax breaks for corporations and the very wealthy.
Also, there was this truly amazing "Moment of Zen":