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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Danziger: Deadly Aim

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.

Sen. Graham Blames FBI For Trump Campaign’s ‘Improper’ Russian Contacts

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is troubled that staffers on Trump’s 2016 campaign had “inappropriate ties” with Russia, and he knows just whose fault that is: the FBI.

In a strange and clumsy attempt to cover for the White House, Graham sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, wanting to know why the FBI didn’t try to protect the Trump campaign from possibly colluding with Russia.

“Upon developing concerns that Trump campaign staffers George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort had improper ties to the Russian government, what defensive briefings did the FBI provide to then-candidate Trump or the Trump campaign of the potential threat?” Graham wrote.…

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The Republican Party’s Disturbing Romance With The Confederacy

Reprinted with permission from Independent Media Institute

 

Among the historical ironies of our current era is the defense of Confederate monuments and southern white “heritage” by Republicans. The curious path that the Grand Old Party of Abraham Lincoln has followed to its present stance is an example of expediency and ideology subverting principle.

For more than a century after the Civil War, the defense of white southern “heritage” was the preoccupation of white Democrats. Until the 1970s, Republicans in the South were a long suffering minority who had to battle against all manner of Democratic machinations to enfeeble their opponents.…

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