The Colbert Report
Season 7 • 07/11/2011
Michael Shermer explains how the human brain works more like a lawyer than like a scientist.
The Colbert ReportS7 Formidable Opponent - Pakistan
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.
The Colbert ReportS7 Colbert Super PAC - I Can Haz Super PAC!
After a lengthy hearing, heavily peppered with arcane bureaucratic jargon, the FEC allows Stephen to form his Super PAC.
The Colbert ReportS7 Sign Off - Super PAC Donations
Stephen reminds Colbert Nation to sign up at colbertsuperpac.com, and donate coffee money.
The Colbert ReportS7 Timothy Garton Ash
Timothy Garton Ash talks about his book "Facts Are Subversive" and discusses the decline of the Western world in an ever-changing geopolitical landscape.
The Colbert ReportS7 Intro - 6/30/11
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.
The Colbert ReportS7 Intro - 7/11/11
The natural gas industry tries to counter bad press, and Michael Shermer claims to be the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine.
The Colbert ReportS7 Colbert Super PAC - Pushing the Limits
The Colbert Super PAC and Transformers have a lot in common: both can rake in millions of dollars for no reason.
The Colbert ReportS7 Anti-frack Attacks
To promote fracking, Talisman Energy releases Talisman Terry the Frackosaurus, the funnest energy extraction-based character since Mountaintop Mining Manny.
The Colbert ReportS7 Sign Off - Super PAC Fundraising Goal
Stephen wants to reach his Colbert Super PAC fundraising goal of infinite dollars.
The Colbert ReportS7 Tip/Wag - Conservative John Lennon & Unfunny Germany
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.
The Colbert ReportS7 Michael Shermer
Michael Shermer discusses his book "The Believing Brain," which explains how people form beliefs first, then filter data to reinforce them.
The Colbert ReportS7 Dan Savage
Dan Savage thinks monogamy shouldn't be the ultimate defining characteristic of a successful marriage because fooling around can sometimes save a marriage.
The Colbert ReportS7 Sign Off - Fixing the Boiler
Stephen goes under the desk to help Tad with the boiler.
The Colbert ReportS7 Heterosexual Accountability Buddy
A therapist at Dr. Marcus Bachmann's Christian counseling firm recommends taking a straight accountability buddy to a same-sex wedding.
The Colbert ReportS7 The Family Leader's Controversial Pledge
Michele Bachmann responds to public backlash against the Family Leader pledge's insensitive slavery reference with a sensitive slavery reference.
The Colbert ReportS7 Herman Cain Train
In the GOP's all-you-can-eat superstar buffet of white bread and potato candidates, Herman Cain stands out as dessert.
The Colbert ReportS7 Intro - 7/13/11
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.
The Colbert ReportS7 Obama Calls the Republican Bluff
Stephen asks Naftali Bendavid if Barack Obama is calling the Republicans' bluff because they've publicly said they're bluffing.
The Colbert ReportS7 Republicans Choose None of the Above
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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