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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Chortles As GOP Goes Squishy On Roy Moore

Suddenly Donald Trump is all in for Roy Moore, the alleged pedophile and Bible-thumping fanatic whose Senate vote the Republicans need to pass their tax plan (and screw over his working-class constituents in Alabama). To defend this revolting endorsement, Trump claimed that Doug Jones, the former prosecutor running against Moore as a Democrat, is “soft on crime” — a charge he repeated several times.

Soft on crime? Jones put away the KKK thugs who bombed a Birmingham church and killed four little girls; Moore was cruising the Gadsden mall for underage girls when he was an assistant district attorney. “You’re so soft,” Seth Meyers admonishes Trump, “that you look like a tub of melted Playdoh.”

But Trump isn’t the only Republican who’s gone soft on Moore, notes the Late Night host.…

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Danziger: Southern Folkways

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.

Pesticide Makers Seek To Protect Poisons By Silencing Scientists

Reprinted with permission from DCReport.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt overruled his own scientists to prevent an agriculture ban of a DowDuPont pesticide that causes brain damage in children, and now pesticide manufacturers have their sights set on undermining federal protections for endangered animals like the whooping crane.

A draft bill being shopped around by the pesticide industry would bar expert wildlife scientists from assessing what harm pesticides can do to about 1,800 endangered species unless the makers of those pesticides ask for their input, according to the Center for Biological Diversity and other conservation groups.

“If Pruitt won’t protect our children and farmworkers from the overuse of highly poisonous insecticides, then he certainly can’t be trusted to protect our endangered species from them,” said Peter Jenkins, counsel for the Center for Food Safety.

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