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Friday, April 20, 2018

Danziger: Sniper On The Roof

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.

Haley: I Wasn’t ‘Confused’ On Russia Sanctions

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is now publicly feuding with the White House after officials told the press she had been “confused” when she announced Sunday that new sanctions against Russia would be revealed Monday.

“With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” Haley said in a statement to Fox News.

White House officials began telling news outlets that Haley had been “confused” after the administration faced criticism for its shifting position. Haley had said on Sunday that the administration would levy new sanctions against Russia at the beginning of this week for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his chemical warfare.…

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Why Trump Shouldn’t Attack Syria

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

When it comes to foreign affairs, the American public has two clear and powerful inclinations. The first is to control what happens beyond our borders, particularly when it comes to conflicts that gain our fickle attention. The second is to sacrifice as little as possible. We want to run the world, but we don’t want to knock ourselves out.

Donald Trump shares those preferences, but he finds them colliding with each other in Syria, where the United States has 2,000 troops fighting the Islamic State. On March 29, he promised that our men and women will “be coming out of Syria, like, very soon.…

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