The Colbert Report
Season 7 • 07/11/2011
Michael Shermer explains how the human brain works more like a lawyer than like a scientist.
Formidable Opponent - PakistanThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen wants to give Pakistan an ultimatum to stop supporting terror or lose American aid, but Stephen doesn't think Stephen should choose his friends for him.
Colbert Super PAC - I Can Haz Super PAC!The Colbert ReportS7
After a lengthy hearing, heavily peppered with arcane bureaucratic jargon, the FEC allows Stephen to form his Super PAC.
Sign Off - Super PAC DonationsThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen reminds Colbert Nation to sign up at colbertsuperpac.com, and donate coffee money.
Timothy Garton AshThe Colbert ReportS7
Timothy Garton Ash talks about his book "Facts Are Subversive" and discusses the decline of the Western world in an ever-changing geopolitical landscape.
Intro - 6/30/11The Colbert ReportS7
The FEC rules on whether Stephen can talk about his PAC on the air, and Timothy Garton Ash believes reporting the facts can change the course of history.
Intro - 7/11/11The Colbert ReportS7
The natural gas industry tries to counter bad press, and Michael Shermer claims to be the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine.
Colbert Super PAC - Pushing the LimitsThe Colbert ReportS7
The Colbert Super PAC and Transformers have a lot in common: both can rake in millions of dollars for no reason.
Anti-frack AttacksThe Colbert ReportS7
To promote fracking, Talisman Energy releases Talisman Terry the Frackosaurus, the funnest energy extraction-based character since Mountaintop Mining Manny.
Sign Off - Super PAC Fundraising GoalThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen wants to reach his Colbert Super PAC fundraising goal of infinite dollars.
Tip/Wag - Conservative John Lennon & Unfunny GermanyThe Colbert ReportS7
John Lennon was a closet Republican, and a European poll ranks Germany as the world's least funny country in spite of the name of their breakfast cheese.
Michael ShermerThe Colbert ReportS7
Michael Shermer discusses his book "The Believing Brain," which explains how people form beliefs first, then filter data to reinforce them.
Dan SavageThe Colbert ReportS7
Dan Savage thinks monogamy shouldn't be the ultimate defining characteristic of a successful marriage because fooling around can sometimes save a marriage.
Sign Off - Fixing the BoilerThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen goes under the desk to help Tad with the boiler.
Heterosexual Accountability BuddyThe Colbert ReportS7
A therapist at Dr. Marcus Bachmann's Christian counseling firm recommends taking a straight accountability buddy to a same-sex wedding.
The Family Leader's Controversial PledgeThe Colbert ReportS7
Michele Bachmann responds to public backlash against the Family Leader pledge's insensitive slavery reference with a sensitive slavery reference.
Herman Cain TrainThe Colbert ReportS7
In the GOP's all-you-can-eat superstar buffet of white bread and potato candidates, Herman Cain stands out as dessert.
Intro - 7/13/11The Colbert ReportS7
America might have to crash on Canada's couch for a while, the Republican party gets a fresh young face, and David McCullough discusses his book about Americans in Paris.
Obama Calls the Republican BluffThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen asks Naftali Bendavid if Barack Obama is calling the Republicans' bluff because they've publicly said they're bluffing.
Republicans Choose None of the AboveThe Colbert ReportS7
During debt ceiling negotiations with President Obama, the Republicans practice the old saying, You scratch my back, I get my back scratched.
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