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After George Floyd’s horrific murder in my hometown, I was looking for a way to help black- and brown-owned businesses that had sustained damage during the demonstrations that followed. I learned that my friend, Chris Montana, the co-owner of Minneapolis’ Du Nord Craft Spirits, the first black-owned micro-distillery in America, was putting together a fund to do just that. The winner will get to have cocktails with  Sarah Silverman, me, and Mr. Montana.

Between a worldwide pandemic and a national epidemic of violence against African Americans, we are experiencing a heartbreakingly tragic moment in our nation’s history made that much worse by the man in the White House. I hope that you will find some wisdom, humor, solace, and, perhaps, hope in the content below.

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This week on The Al Franken Podcast: Recent high school graduate Rajit Gulhjati contacted Al for guidance on how he and his friends could vote by mail. So, Al brought in Democratic super lawyer Marc Elias.

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Al and Carl

Carl Reiner

I’m less sad than moved today. From everything I know, Carl Reiner lived an exemplary life, loved by pretty much everyone who knew him, and was an indisputable giant of comedy who leaves behind an astounding body of work. I first met Carl decades ago when he was spending a…

Floyd Protest

Inflection Point

Late last week Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said that outrage at the murder of George Floyd “may be an inflection point.” That’s when I thought to myself, “I hope he’s right. I hope this is an inflection point. But, inexplicably, it never is. It wasn’t after Michael Brown, or…