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Wednesday, March 22, 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.

Danziger on Trump's cat food budget

Danziger: Let Them Eat Cat Food

Cutting Meals On Wheels in Trump’s “hard-power” budget is a good joke on the old white people who mostly voted for him — and as Danziger notes, that same budget will deliver a fat, juicy tax cut for the president and his billionaire cronies.

March 21, 2017
Danziger on Mattis and global warming

Danziger: The Perfectly Sane ‘Mad Dog’

Next to all the unqualified and unappetizing kooks in the Trump cabinet, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is eminently level-headed and, as Danziger notes, he understands that the most frightening threat to national security is not China or even Russia, but climate change.

March 21, 2017
Danziger warns French not to reject Dutch example

Danziger: That French Paradox

A nation that has given the world some of its greatest art, literature, philosophy, culture, cuisine, and couture now seems poised to endorse fascist politics — but only, warns Danziger, if the French are too foolish to follow the saner example set by the Dutch.

March 20, 2017
Danziger draws "War"

Danziger: The Draft Dodger’s Budget

Everyone knows that Trump evaded the Vietnam draft due to alleged “bone spurs” in his heels — and no doubt Danziger, a Vietnam vet, scorns the president’s militaristic overcompensation. His absurd budget would fatten “War,” drawn in the style of the late great Herblock, and flatten “Diplomacy,” which helps keep our kids in uniform from getting killed.

March 16, 2017
Danziger on Scottish anger over Brexit

Danziger: Turning The Caber On Brexit

Now that British Prime Minister Theresa May has begun the process that will conclude in her country’s exit from the European Union, Danziger notes that the Scots are again contemplating their own exit from the United Kingdom — a turn of the caber that London won’t applaud.

March 15, 2017
Danziger trolls Conway

Danziger: Paranoia Strikes Deep

In her zeal to defend Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway argued that the government could spy on people through their microwave ovens — a scenario Danizger imagines she might even take the trouble to demonstrate.

March 13, 2017
Danziger on Preet Bharara's firing by Trump

Danziger: Where There’s Smoke, He Was Fired

White-collar crooks no doubt saluted Trump’s abrupt firing of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara — “sheriff of Wall Street” — with popping champagne corks, just as Danziger imagines. But Bharara can tweet, too.

March 13, 2017
Danziger on Trump's inherited mess

Danziger: ‘A Fine-Tuned Machine’

While Donald Trump often whines (or tweets) about the “mess” he “inherited,” Danziger scrutinizes the new administration — and notices that not much blame can be laid on Barack Obama for its unappetizing disarray.

March 12, 2017
Danziger on Trump kids

Danziger: Don’t Look Down

Being a child of Donald Trump can’t be easy, whether you’re a boy expected to emulate boorish Dad or a girl required to cope with his…affection. They’ve grown up learning how to grab every buck, honestly earned or otherwise. But now, as Danziger observes, the world is suddenly watching them very closely.

March 9, 2017
Danziger puts Kislyak on the couch

Danziger: A Hot Couch Potato

Russia experts tell us that leading figures in Moscow get most of their ideas about America from the news. So Danziger surmises that Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, might well mimic Kellyanne Conway, the presidential adviser who put her feet up on an Oval Office couch. Then again, he’s probably too smart to imitate her.

March 8, 2017
Danziger on Carson slavery gaffe

Danziger: A Nation Of Immigrants, Mostly

Did Trump appoint Ben Carson to his cabinet so he would look smarter? Or to benefit cartoonists like Danziger? The housing secretary’s recent description of African slaves as “immigrants” will be hard to top, but that will never stop Carson from trying.

March 7, 2017
Danziger on Trump's evolution

Danziger: Blood In The Face

Every day, in every way, Donald Trump is getting…crazier and crazier, as Danziger cannot help noticing. Just like the rest of us, he wishes it were not so. Unlike the rest of us, the artist can express the sense of growing trepidation about the commander-in-chief, and perhaps that eases the tension. Probably not.

March 6, 2017
Danziger on Obama wiretap

Danziger: A High Wire Act

Nobody creates fake news as effortlessly as Donald Trump, whose “wiretap” canard against Barack Obama swept the news with a few tweets. But sustaining fakery without evidence is harder — so Danziger offers a new method: the cartoon as documentary proof.

March 5, 2017
Danziger on immigrant ballplayers

Danziger: The Immigrant Sport

If you follow baseball (or beisbol), you know that the American pastime is and always was enriched by immigration. So the Trump hostility to immigrants, as Danziger observes, is also bad for baseball — yet one more aspect of the president’s policies that is (*cough*) alien to our way of life.

March 2, 2017
Danziger on pachyderm paranoia

Danziger: Pachyderm Paranoia

How can the elephant — a sublime creature, legendary for its memory and probity — remain the mascot of a political party that now relies on amnesia and duplicity? Don’t worry, because Danziger has an appropriate fix.

March 2, 2017
Danziger on British Parliament dumping Trump

Danziger: The (Formerly) Special Relationship

In America, Donald Trump’s popularity may be plumbing historic lows for a new president, but across the Atlantic he is still more widely disliked — especially, as Danziger notes, among our British cousins. So negative is the public reaction to Prime Minister Theresa May’s invitation for a Trump state visit that he has postponed it until next October.

March 1, 2017
Danziger on Trump's club shakedown

Danziger: Billionaire Boys Club

The White House no longer operates as in Lincoln’s time, when literally anyone could walk in to speak with the president. But as Danziger observes, if you have 200 large to join one of Trump’s exclusive clubs, you may be able to walk in and chat up the grifter-in-chief.

February 27, 2017
Danziger on Bannon and immigration

Danziger: The Chicken Guts Of Wrath

What would happen if Steve Bannon – or anyone in the Trump White House – told the truth about undocumented immigrants and the jobs they perform? What would they say? Danziger wonders, too.

February 27, 2017
Danziger on Reince Priebus and FBI

Danziger: The Second Time As Farce

In the drama of Watergate, the Nixon White House was brought down by the coverup — notably its attempt to stymie the FBI. Similar maneuvers by the Trump White House in its current distress are sufficiently blatant and ridiculous to inspire a Danziger tableau.

February 26, 2017
Danziger on Trump's war stories

Danziger: Bone Spurs Are Hell

How would Donald Trump break the ice with two old soldiers like Secretary of Defense Mattis and National Security Adviser McMaster? To Danziger the answer is obvious: Boasting about his “military experience” at a boarding school for badly behaved punks (without mentioning those “bone spurs” in his heels that kept Trump from the battlefields of Vietnam).

February 25, 2017
Danziger ont the littlest bully

Danziger: The Littlest Bully

In Danziger’s vision, Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is the kind of small-minded Southern politician who brandishes “state’s rights” as an excuse to bully unpopular minorities — in the latest instance, defenseless trans kids needing to use a bathroom.

February 24, 2017
Danziger pictures Bannon in Trump's chair

Danziger: His Al Haig Moment

It is all too easy to picture Steve Bannon — the extremist advisor to Trump — grasping White House authority in the memorable style of Alexander “I’m in control here” Haig. Which is why Danziger drew him that way.

February 21, 2017
Danziger on the Trump Times

Danziger: With Fear And Favors

In an alternate universe imagined by Danziger, there is a bizarro New York Times — perhaps known as The Trump Times — that publishes only the kind of “alternative facts” pleasing to the president: Massacres in Bowling Green, terrorist refugees in Sweden, millions of fraudulent voters, and gigantic inaugural crowds. Just be happy you don’t live there, yet.

February 19, 2017
Danziger on sanctuary cities

Danziger: First, They Came For The Immigrants

In Trump’s America, Danziger foresees that moment when the phrasing of Pastor Niemoller will again burn with relevance: First, they came for the immigrants…

February 19, 2017
Danziger on Nixon in Hell

Danziger: Abandon All Hope

There was once a president who attacked the news media, surrounded himself with fascist-minded thugs, and left office facing impeachment. Now dead, he way well reside in hell, as Danziger suggests. But contemplating the current occupant of the Oval Office, Republicans may still recall Richard Nixon with nostalgia.

February 17, 2017