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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Danziger: Gone Native

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.

GOP Senate Candidate Compares Michelle Obama To ‘Bonzo’

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Karin Housley is facing fresh scrutiny for comments she posted to Facebook in 2009, in which she compared former First Lady Michelle Obama to the chimpanzee from the 1951 Ronald Reagan film “Bedtime for Bonzo” following Michelle’s meeting with Queen Elizabeth II.

“Michelle is soooo far from cool. Don’t we expect our First Ladies to at least stand up straight? (And my dear sister, know the proper etiquette and DO NOT TOUCH THE QUEEN!),” Housley wrote in postings revealed by the Huffington Post on Monday. “I do miss Nancy Reagan. Ronald even more.…

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GOP Retains Power Only By Gaming The System

Reprinted with permission from Uexpress.

 

Even before the newest right-wing justice, Brett Kavanaugh, took his seat, the U.S. Supreme Court was following the decades-old plan of influential conservatives, ensuring that their power and control will continue unabated. This is a civics lesson in minority rule, a seminar in authoritarian assertiveness.

Earlier this week, without Kavanaugh, the nation’s highest court allowed a plainly unfair, clearly partisan North Dakota voter ID law to stand. The law states that residents there must present identification with a “current residential street address” in order to vote. In a sparsely populated and heavily rural state, where many roads don’t even have names, that’s a huge impediment to voting.…

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