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Danziger: The Elephant In The Room

Overshadowed and bulldozed by Trump since his inauguration are the two men who might have curbed his worst excesses. But what kind of men are Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell?

May 21, 2018
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Danziger: Hunting With The Hounds

Few spectacles provide more comic relief these days than Rudy Giuliani’s woeful performance as legal mouthpiece for Donald Trump, while Mueller’s hounds continue to give chase.

May 20, 2018
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Saturday Night Live Serves Up Sopranos Finale With Baldwin And Crew

The setting and mood, even the music, of the Saturday Night Live season finale cold open should be instantly familiar to Sopranos fans. Into a certain celebrated diner in northern New Jersey strolls the president of the United States (Alec Baldwin), who commandeers a booth where he is soon joined by his manic lawyer, Rudy Giuliani […]

May 20, 2018
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Danziger: Give Peace No Chance

For a president who clearly envies Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, Donald Trump seems determined to foster violence in Israel and Palestine and perhaps even a new war with Iran.

May 19, 2018
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Danziger: Adopting (Or Adapting) A Cover Story

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 […]

May 18, 2018
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Danziger: Hold The Phones!

Trump’s sudden reversal on ZTE — a Chinese phone firm that violated sanctions — is very mysterious. (But he rescued ZTE two days after China made a jumbo loan to a Trump project.)

May 15, 2018
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Danziger: And Thanks For Your Service!

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 […]

May 13, 2018
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Danziger: We Were Just Talking About You

As the North Korean leader plans for that upcoming summit in Singapore, he must be chatting with his Chinese ally — and Danziger reckons that topic one is a certain erratic American.

May 11, 2018
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Trump And First Lady Greet Americans Released By North Korea

In the wee hours of Thursday morning,  President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed three American prisoners at Andrews Air Force Base after they were freed by North Korea. Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim were freed on Wednesday during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s […]

May 10, 2018
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Once Again Trump’s Policy Benefits Russian Interests, Not Ours

The likelihood that Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal for principled or pragmatic reasons is vanishingly small, since he seems to know very little about the agreement. His own defense secretary, who understands the deal very well, advised him that it continues to serve our national security interests. Many observers […]

May 9, 2018
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How Will Trump’s Show End? Surely Not With His Testimony Under Oath

The ongoing made-for-TV spectacle of the Trump administration has more shocks and plot reverses than the most elaborate professional wrestling extravaganza. The endless parade of louche, comic-opera figures out of New York tabloids—Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, Rudy Giuliani, The Mooch!—keeps millions of Americans awake nights wondering what absurdities Trump will bring us next. And that’s […]

May 9, 2018
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Danziger: Slave Mentality

The bromance blossoming between Trump and Kanye West isn’t amusing to black Americans, but Danziger imagines the rap star may find a new fan base among the Trumpsters.

May 8, 2018
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Danziger: Another Fine Mess

As soon as Rudy Giuliani showed up as a Trump spokesman in 2016, a bad ending was never in doubt. Now Danziger wonders how Rudy explains his latest monkeyshines to his new client.

May 6, 2018
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The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Still A Good Bargain

The case against the nuclear deal with Iran is reminiscent of what Woody Allen once said: “Life is full of misery, loneliness and suffering — and it’s all over much too soon.” The agreement, critics insist, is terrible and doesn’t last long enough. Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, said on NPR Tuesday, […]

May 4, 2018
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Rudy Giuliani Keeps Racking Up Potential Felony Charges Against Client Trump

If Rudy Giuliani’s goal was to save Trump from any campaign donation violations, he failed miserably. Instead Rudy simply obliterated any remaining shred of White House credibility.

May 4, 2018
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NRA Concealing Russia Ties On Eve Of Big Convention

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. As Trump and Pence prepare to speak at the NRA’s annual convention on Friday, the gun group is still refusing to answer questions about its ties to Russia. The issue will be the elephant in the room at this year’s convention, which comes just a week after the House Intelligence Committee’s Minority […]

May 4, 2018
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Did Sanders Lie To Media About Stormy Payment? Or Did Trump Lie To Her?

Reprinted with permission from Alternet. Sarah Sanders on Thursday wouldn’t say whether she was kept in the dark about President Donald Trump’s hush money payment to former adult film star Stephanie Clifford, who is better known as Stormy Daniels. CNN reporter Jim Acosta probed the press secretary on the matter at the afternoon’s press briefing. […]

May 4, 2018
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Danziger: Duly Noted

Seeing not one but two apparently phony health assessments from Trump doctors, Danziger’s suspicions are understandably aroused. What else has Trump faked? What is he hiding now?

May 3, 2018
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Still Talking, Giuliani Says Trump Paid Stormy For Political Protection

After several disastrous admissions during Sean Hannity’s program Wednesday night, Rudy Giuliani kept the downward momentum going on “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning. On Wednesday, Giuliani told Hannity that Trump knew about Michael Cohen’s payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, and that Cohen was personally reimbursed by Trump. Both Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders have denied that Trump knew about the payment […]

May 3, 2018
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Well, Good For Michelle Wolf, Anyway

Things are happening at warp speed these days, and maybe you’ve already moved on from comedian Michelle Wolf’s performance at last weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Alas, I haven’t. Not just yet. The annual dinner is that one night of the year when Washington journalists try to act as if it were perfectly normal […]

May 3, 2018
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Crisis Lockdown Seizes White House After Trump’s Stormy Admission

Appearing on Fox and Friends, Trump lawyer Rudolph Giuliani appeared to suggest that the timing of the Stormy Daniels payoff was meant to coincide with the presidential election.

May 3, 2018
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White House Threats Are Mobilizing Citizen Forces Behind Mueller

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. The sound you hear is the fingers of Robert Mueller drumming on his desk. The special prosecutor wants to talk to President Trump. He has some questions. He’s had these questions for months, and now, as his investigation winds up, he needs to speak with one more witness: the man […]

May 3, 2018
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Danziger: Revisionist History

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 […]

May 3, 2018
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What Mueller’s Little List Of Questions Reveals About Trump Probe

Reprinted with permission from DCReport. Those 48 issues that Robert Mueller wants to ask Donald Trump about tell us that the special prosecutor’s focus is not on financial crimes Trump has committed, but on the nature of his relationships with the Kremlin and Russian-speaking influencers. That’s significant because Mueller’s charter as special prosecutor is to […]

May 3, 2018
America

Democrats Need Their Own Version Of ‘America First’

“America First” would be a harmless phrase were it not loaded with dark undertones. It harks back to the America First Committee, a group advocating U.S. neutrality in World War II. Some members were Nazi sympathizers, while others simply wanted to keep America out of another bloody conflict in Europe. The attack on Pearl Harbor […]

May 2, 2018