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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Jeff Danziger

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

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Danziger: That Other Wailing Wall

Was Trump’s visit to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem a spiritual experience? Danziger imagines Trump as Scrooge in a yarmulke — with an immigrant apparition showing up to spook him.

May 23, 2017
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Danziger: “Drain The Swamp”? Or Drain The Treasury?

To Danziger, “drain the Treasury” seems more apt a motto for the Trump administration than “drain the swamp” — and if nobody is paying attention, they’ll get away with it.

May 21, 2017
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Danziger: The Open Sesame Policy

Watching Jared Kushner grease a $100 billion arms deal for Saudi princes, Danziger wonders about an ulterior motive (like that influence-peddling pitch to Chinese investors by Kushner’s sister).

May 21, 2017
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Danziger: Veep, In A Pensive Mood

As Donald Trump dissolves himself before the eyes of the nation, Danziger gets inside the head of Mike Pence, his oh-so-loyal veep.

May 19, 2017
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Danziger: Turning Off The Noise

As the president changes his explanation for the firing of FBI director James Comey yet again, Danziger imagines the yearning of Trump aides — for a mute button.

May 18, 2017
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Danziger: Not Delighted By Turkish Thuggery

Sometimes, Danziger is so disgusted by a news event that he just draws it as it is. The beating of demonstrators by security agents at the Turkish embassy in Washington yesterday was one of those stories.

May 17, 2017
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Danziger: Circling The Drain With Donald

Former FBI director Comey is reported to have a February 15 memo that records Trump’s attempt to have him kill the investigation of Michael Flynn. According to Danziger, this seems to have shocked Senate Republicans awake, just in time to circle the drain with their president.

May 16, 2017
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Danziger: Spicey’s Choice

Poor Sean Spicer: Sometimes, as Danziger records, the White House press secretary plays the liar, and sometimes he plays the fool. It can’t be much fun on that podium.

May 16, 2017
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Danziger: “He Fasted For 40 Days And 40 Nights”

What will Donald Trump say to the Holy Father, whose Christian teachings urge the opposite of everything this president has done? Danziger can only imagine.

May 14, 2017
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Danziger: In Russia, This Is How We Roll

As Danziger suggests, former KGB officer Putin surely can instruct his new friend Donald about how the original gangsters handled journalists and dissenters.

May 13, 2017
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Danziger: Blood On The Tracks

To Danziger, failing president Donald Trump’s reported demand for a loyalty oath from the recalcitrant FBI director Comey, whom he later fired, could have dire implications for his Congressional rubber-stamps, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan.

May 13, 2017
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Danziger: Just Wind Her Up And She Lies For Hours

Like many Americans, Danziger noticed the disappearance of Kellyanne Conway — and sighed deeply on the night of Comey’s firing, when she suddenly materialized on television. Evidently in emergencies they let her out of the White House basement.

May 10, 2017
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Danziger: Like Nixon, But Less Credible

Danziger is old enough to remember the bad old days of Nixon, Watergate, and the Saturday Night Massacre in October 1973 — and suddenly those memories seem exceptionally vivid.

May 10, 2017
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Danziger: How Do They Say ‘Guanxi’ In New Jersey?

Danziger detects a pungent whiff of guanxi, or influence peddling, in the spectacle of Nicole Kushner Meyer — sister of presidential son-in-law Jared — hawking EB-5 visas in Shanghai while raising money for another family development. It’s just like Jersey.

May 8, 2017
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Danziger: “Marianne” Triumphs Over Marine LePen (And Moscow)

With a classical image, Danziger illustrates the triumph of la belle France over the domestic and foreign enemies of the Enlightenment in the presidential election rout of the fascist National Front.

May 7, 2017
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Danziger: There Is No Cure For This Condition

To Danziger, the warning issued by Nancy Pelosi to her Republican colleagues over their bill to “repeal and replace” Obamacare sounded like the script of a horror movie. And in a way, it was.

May 7, 2017
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Danziger: Concealing The Trump Probe? That Decision Was Easy

To Danziger, the testimony of James Comey sounded offensively self-serving, self-justifying, and self-pitying. The FBI director might have spared some pity for the nation that now suffers under the president he inflicted on us. Or as he said a few times in his testimony: “Lordy!”

May 6, 2017
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Danziger: First, Do Grave Harm

If Trump were a doctor, as Danziger well knows, he’d be cast out of the American Medical Association — which rejected his bill as dangerous to public health.

May 4, 2017
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Danziger: His Ignorance Is Timeless

Whatever vanity impels Trump to talk about Andrew Jackson, Danziger considers his remarks about the Civil War indicative of deep and dangerous stupidity.

May 3, 2017
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Danziger: Death Squads? Extrajudicial Executions? No Problem!

In Danziger’s estimation, Rodrigo Duterte — the short, ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, and allegedly murderous president of the Philippines — resembles Donald Trump’s id. Fortunately Trump can still discharge his rage on Twitter.

May 1, 2017
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Danziger: No Cure For This Hangover

Among the deleterious consequence of the Trump regime is that almost everyone — Danziger, Uncle Sam, you and me — is drinking too much. And we’ve only gotten through the first 101 days.

April 30, 2017
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Danziger: Let One Hundred Labels Bloom

Would Ivanka Trump try to soft-soap the Chinese sweatshop workers who make her branded clothes (and must now re-brand them)? In a Danziger cartoon she would.

April 29, 2017
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Danziger: The Buck Stops…Somewhere

This week Trump tried to blame the misconduct of his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on the previous administration (which fired Flynn before Trump hired him). Because, as Danziger observes, nothing is ever, ever, ever his fault.

April 29, 2017
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Danziger: A Commitment To Public Self-Service

Danziger can’t help but notice the self-dealing and grasping attitudes that permeate the Trump White House, since they infect everything from “ethics” policies and the entertainment of foreign dignitaries to the administration’s new tax proposals. Of course, Trump is a lot smarter than someone like Lincoln.

April 27, 2017
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Danziger: One Day In The Life Of Alexei Navalny

With growing dissatisfaction in Russia over Vladimir Putin’s corrupt regime, his most prominent critic and political opponent Alexei Navalny can expect to be thrown in prison again — precisely as drawn by Danziger.

April 25, 2017