John Oliver looked back in horror at the Republican National Convention last night, presenting a terrifying analysis of the Trump camp's widespread insistence that facts are "theoretical" and how people "feel" is what really matters. If you're already trying to manage a growing nausea and relentless anxiety over the possibility that Donald J. Trump may actually become President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, this probably won't help, but you'll at least be able to laugh through the fear.

"What is truly revealing is the implication that believing something to be true is the same as it being true," Oliver said, after showing a clip of semi-famous Trump supporter at the RNC who said he believes President Obama is Muslim. "Because if anything, that was the theme of the Republican Convention this week. It was a four-day exercise of emphasizing feelings over facts."

And if you think there's simply no way Trump can actually win the general election, please take a minute to read Michael Moore's sobering essay, "Five Reasons Why Trump Will Win." Oh, and if you haven't read the excellent New Yorker piece on how Trump's ghostwriter "genuinely believes that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization," please curl up under your desk with that, and bring a bottle of ether.