John Oliver Goes Full Spotlight on an Egregiously Corrupt, Little-Known Facet of Government

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After last Sunday, all eyes were on John Oliver and the Last Week Tonight team. The comedian finally broke his silence on Donald Trump and, in doing so, raked in over 19 million views for that one video on YouTube—about five times more than the usual amount of views an Oliver segment receives. But Oliver, who both works well in advance on his lengthy segments and isn’t one to pander, knowingly opted to focus on a far less glamorous subject matter this week: Special Districts. And after Oliver enumerates all the misappropriated funds, shady rules, and ineffectual tax-funded projects, the “smallest and most obscure forms of government” started to look pretty sinister.

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