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Monday, January 23, 2017

Danziger: That Scary Clown

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Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings, syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group, are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Danziger has published ten books of cartoons and a novel about the Vietnam War. He served in Vietnam as a linguist and intelligence officer, earning a Bronze Star and the Air Medal. Born in New York City, he now lives in Manhattan and Vermont.



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#Endorse This: Steven Mnuchin Unmasked By Samantha Bee

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Of all the unattractive and uninspiring figures nominated by Donald Trump to serve in his cabinet, designated Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may be the most disreputable of them all — quite an achievement.

A New Yorker from a liberal Democratic family, born to great wealth and privilege, Mnuchin has lived a thoroughly self-serving life — culminating in his decision to raise millions for Trump’s bigoted campaign as a quid pro quo for the nation’s top financial post. The arrogant plutocrat even changed his Yale alumni listing to “Secretary of the Treasury of the United States” before his confirmation hearing.

In a blistering review, Samantha Bee examines the sleazy methods used by Mnuchin to enrich himself in the aftermath of the financial crisis, when he scored about $400 million from a bank that literally swindled widows out of their homes.



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#EndorseThis: Lewis Black Relishes Trump’s Inaugural Humiliation

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Surely you’re aware of the Trump inaugural committee’s persistent frustration in booking top-ranked talent for the president-elect’s constitutional “festivities.” You’ve likely heard that Radio City’s venerated Rockettes, for instance, have resisted performing for the misogynist billionaire. You may even have read Trump’s tweeted whine that he doesn’t care whether any A-list artists show up for his party.

But you probably haven’t heard Lewis Black break down the details of the new administration’s humiliating launch. Black has his own recommendations for possible entertainment at the inauguration. And the comedian insists he already has glommed his own tickets and wouldn’t miss it for the world — if only to witness what he expects will happen when Trump puts his hand on the Bible.



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