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Tuesday, February 21, 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 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
Danziger on Daddy's girl

Danziger: Daddy’s Girl

If you’re a senior staffer in need of presidential approval amid the cut-throat intrigues of the Trump White House, Danziger recommends buying and wearing some of “Ivanka’s stuff.” (It worked for Kellyanne Conway.)

February 16, 2017
Danziger sees parallels to Frankenheimer's paranoid classic

Danziger: Brainwashing Would Explain A Lot

As a cineaste, Danziger can’t help noticing the echoes of John Frankenheimer’s paranoid classic in the Cold War thriller now emanating from the Trump White House. Brainwashing would explain a lot.

February 16, 2017
Danziger on Trumpnado

Danziger: If They Only Had A Heart, A Brain, And A Little Courage

As Republicans cower and run for shelter, Danziger depicts the looming Trumpnado, portent of doom — while the Wicked Witch of the West Wing flies on, ever higher.

February 14, 2017
Danziger watches Flynn and Trump circling

Danziger: The New Order

The Leader is reportedly displeased with his bumbling White House staff. But as Danziger observes, Trump likes toadies who hail him and repeat his lies — which may provide an object lesson for his beleaguered national security adviser, Mike Flynn.

February 13, 2017
Danziger observes Trump lashing out

Danziger: A Well-Deserved Flogging

When Trump lashes out at opponents now, his rage no longer works the old magic, as Danziger observes — and he succeeds only in whipping himself into a lather.

February 13, 2017
Danziger puts Trump on the couch

Danziger: Shrinking The Presidency

If the elected head of state turns out to be a madman, who is to blame? Danziger suggests that the fault is not in our stars, but in our mirrors.

February 9, 2017
Danziger knows who lost

Danziger: Nevertheless, She Persisted

When Mitch McConnell tangled with Elizabeth Warren over the Sessions nomination on the Senate floor, Danziger was watching (and saw the majority leader get smoked).

February 8, 2017
Danziger is there when Betsy DeVos drops in on a classroom

Danziger: She’s Learning On The Job

Newly confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may not know much about public schools — but Danziger charitably assumes that, like every eager child, she really wants to learn.

February 8, 2017
Danziger on the judicial system under Trump

Danziger: Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Trumped

What will happen, wonders Danziger, if too many so-called judges interfere with the unconstitutional whims of President Trump? He may try to restore the political culture of his Queens boyhood — when landlords rented and even owned the judiciary, just like property.

February 6, 2017
Danziger on Putin and Trump's lethal bromance

Danziger: Keeping Up With The Kremlin

Nosy American journalists ask too many questions about Vladimir Putin, hacking, and bribery — the kind of annoying habit that often ends badly for their Russian colleagues. So Danziger can almost hear the Kremlin boss teasing Trump, who can’t rid himself of troublesome reporters by such traditional methods (yet).

February 5, 2017
Danziger on amateurs running military strategy

Danziger: The Amateur Hour (With Nukes)

Now that Trump adviser Steve Bannon has seized power in the National Security Council — while ousting the Joint Chiefs chair and the director of national intelligence — Danziger foresees fateful decisions ahead for the amateur military strategists in the Oval Office. Pray for our troops.

February 2, 2017
Danziger: Is Trump suffering like Jesus?

Danziger: What Would Jesus Tweet?

Listening to Kellyanne Conway whine about her boss “turning the other cheek” as he suffers the “gaping, seeping wounds” inflicted by mainstream media coverage, Danziger had a vision.

February 1, 2017
Danziger: Trump and Bannon encounter a dead little refugee

Danziger: Even A Five Year-Old Child

With White House press secretary Sean Spicer asserting that even a five year-old can be a terror threat, Danziger revisits the image of a dead refugee child washed up on a beach — and imagines the tender response of Trump and Bannon.

January 31, 2017
Saudi Arabia

Danziger: Sheikh Your Booty

In the palaces and coffeehouses of Riyadh, Saudi princes wonder how they escaped the list of banned Muslim countries on Trump’s executive order, despite their country’s connection to 9/11. To Danziger, it is no mystery.

January 31, 2017
Danziger: tough weenie Spicer explains who will pay for that wall

Danziger: Gringo Loco

Sean Spicer, the new presidential press secretary, is one tough weenie — so Danziger pictures him in a bar somewhere south of the border, muttering nonsense about making Mexico pay for Trump’s wall.

January 29, 2017
Danziger imagines Trump waterboarding Uncle Sam

Danziger: Enhanced Argumentation

Offended by U.S. intelligence agencies investigating Russian interference in the presidential election, Donald Trump prefers his own fanciful version of events — that he was robbed of a popular-vote victory by unlawful voters. Danziger imagines how he might finally persuade the nation of his righteousness. Call it enhanced argumentation.

January 26, 2017
Danziger: Trump in a china shop

Danziger: Leaving Broken Crockery (And Bullsh*t) Behind

The federal government isn’t exactly fragile but — as Danziger observes — a stampeding demagogue can still be expected to break a lot of its institutions. And leave a smelly mess of b.s. wherever he goes.

January 24, 2017
Danziger on Trump, Kellyanne, and their "alternative facts"

Danziger: Stubborn Things And Stupid Things

Previous presidents found that facts could be frustratingly “stubborn” or even “stupid” — but as Danziger observes, Donald Trump and his advisers feel free to invent their own “alternative facts,” always in the service of a larger lie.

January 23, 2017
Danziger's tribute to Wayne Barrett

Danziger: Wayne Barrett Doorsteps St. Peter

Danziger reckons the legendary investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, who passed away too soon on January 19, would behave in an entirely predictable way upon reaching the pearly gates.

January 22, 2017
Danziger ponders the suicidal impulses of Uncle Sam

Danziger: Sam Cries Uncle

On Inauguration Day, Danziger contemplates the many ways Uncle Sam might put us out of our misery.

January 21, 2017
Danziger: The scariest clown comes to town

Danziger: That Scary Clown

Danziger hails the end of Barnum and Bailey Circus and shines the spotlight on a frightful clown — who thinks he is the greatest show on earth.

January 19, 2017