Larry Wilmore’s recent episode of “The Nightly Show” covered Supreme Court obstructionism, pointing out the hypocrisy of Republican congress members who say that the worst thing in the world would be a liberal judge replacing conservative Justice Scalia.

“One of the Republicans’ bullshit lines is that they’re concerned that a conservative justice as great as Scalia will be replaced by a liberal judge. But they weren’t so concerned when Thurgood Marshall, a liberal justice who was a major voice of the civil rights movement, was replaced by Clarence Thomas, a conservative justice who doesn’t even fucking talk.”


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at