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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Danziger: Expert Assistance

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.

Watch: Obama Warns Against Populist Bigotry In South Africa Speech

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Former President Barack Obama delivered his first major remarks since leaving office today in South Africa to a crowd of roughly 15,000 people gathered to attend the commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.

Obama spoke at length about the state of global affairs and the backlash to democracy.

“At the end of the 20th century, while some Western commentators were declaring the end of history and the inevitable triumph of liberal democracy and the virtues of the global supply chain, so many missed signs of a brewing backlash,” Obama told the crowd. “A backlash that arrived in so many forms.”

Obama took specific aim at Russia.…

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#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Opens Rescue Farm For Displaced Trump-Era Diplomats

President Trump promised voters he would “drain the swamp” in Washington D.C. Instead, Trump has been busy draining the nation’s capital (and U.S. embassies around the world) of competent employees.

Full Frontal host Samantha Bee won’t stand for the abuse of sentient animals, including humans. In today’s clip, Bee visits her own “rescue farm” for Obama-era State Department workers fired by the Trump team, as well as those who voluntarily quit upon witnessing the new administration’s abuses first-hand.

Former U.S.-Somali diplomat Elizabeth Shackelford, who resigned in December ’17, takes time out from rehab to tell Samantha why she returned to the private sector.…

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