Comedian Lewis Black made an appearance on “The Late Show” with host Stephen Colbert this week and explained how he manages to stay so angry all of the time.

Anyone who is familiar with Black’s style of comedy knows that it revolves around smart perceptions and a healthy amount of unbridled fury.

“I wake up in the morning, I’m severely optimistic — more than anybody could imagine — I believe that today is going to be the day that America figures it all out,” Black said. “I’m convinced of it. We’ve made every mistake humanly possible, haven’t we? So today, just by accident, we might stumble onto the answer. And then I pick up the paper and go, ‘Son of a bitch!’”

I like to think that we all feel the way Black does these days.


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