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Monday, December 18, 2017
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Danziger

Danziger: Judge Not!

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 […]

December 17, 2017
Mob

Donald Trump And The Mob: A Patsy Among Punks

Author Steve Villano’s remarkable new book is Tightrope: Balancing A Life Between Mario Cuomo And My Brother (Heliotrope Books 2017), the true story of his life as an aide to the late New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo and the sibling of a longtime Genovese crime family associate sent to prison for tax evasion. The […]

December 17, 2017
Pai

#EndorseThis: Colbert Trolls Ajit Pai, Killer Of Net Neutrality

Bereft of legislative achievements so far, Trump cut a symbolic red tape to celebrate his administration’s abolition of federal regulations. While observing this idiotic ceremony (attended by smiling Ivanka), a disturbing thought occurred to Stephen Colbert: The most important regulation undone by Trump’s government is net neutrality. As Colbert notes, the promises by big telecom […]

December 15, 2017
tweets

#EndorseThis: Colbert Lampoons Trump’s Most Shameless Tweets Of 2017

There are moments when you have to watch Stephen Colbert to understand the news—especially those hideous Trump tweets. Once again, the dozen or so women who accused Trump of sexual harassment or assault last year are making headlines, and Trump is once again issuing his blanket denials of their credible, highly detailed charges. While many […]

December 13, 2017
privilege

Trump Junior’s Privilege Claim Recalls Failed Effort To Shield Marcos

Long before Donald Trump, Jr. claimed “attorney-client privilege” to avoid answering questions before the House Intelligence Committee, that claim was tested and wisely rejected by Congress. Appropriately enough, that prior case also featured a real estate executive who was summoned to testify about suspected connections with a foreign dictator — and tried to avoid questions […]

December 10, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Where Credit Is Due

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 […]

December 10, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Follow The Rubles

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 […]

December 9, 2017
Trump Junior

#EndorseThis: Dark Russian Comedy With Donald Trump Junior

Evenhanded in his political scorn, Seth Meyers cracks wise about Al Franken, whose forced resignation from the Senate in the wake of sexual harassment allegations clearly disappointed his old friend. But then Meyers moves on briskly to a target who must inspire far less ambivalent feelings: Donald Trump Jr. During eight hours of closed testimony […]

December 8, 2017
slur

#EndorseThis: Colbert Can’t Stop Watching Trump Speech Slur

Watching Stephen Colbert troll Trump’s disastrous decision on Jerusalem relieves the sense of dread a little. But then at 1:56, the president of the United States unmistakably blunders into a speaking slur that will make you laugh and shudder at the same time. Colbert says he could watch that moment over and over. And in […]

December 7, 2017
Mueller

#EndorseThis: Yes, ‘Robert Mueller Is Comin’ To Town!’

“You’d better watch out You’d better not cry You’d better not lie to the FBI Robert Mueller’s comin’ to town!” Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon — who once ruffled whatever that is on top of Trump’s head — made a valiant bid last night to catch up politically with woke competitors like Kimmel and Colbert. […]

December 6, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: The Law Of Below Averages

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 […]

December 6, 2017
Dowd

#EndorseThis: Trump Lawyer John Dowd Is Now Channeling Nixon

Sometimes the parallels between the present national crisis and the Watergate scandal are almost eerie. Consider the latest argument from Trump attorney John Dowd (the same sly mouthpiece who implausibly claimed to have authored a highly incriminating presidential tweet). Last Sunday, Dowd claimed that the “President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law […]

December 4, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Stupid Money

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 […]

December 4, 2017
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live: Flynn In Clanking Chains Haunt Ebenezer Trump

His greedy tax “reform” would delight Scrooge. His former associates, indicted or facing prosecution by the special counsel, haunt his dreams. His character is a Charles Dickens villain in the Oval Office. Yes, he’s Ebenezer Trump, starring in the Saturday Night Live version of A Christmas Carol. This week’s cold open brings back Alec Baldwin, […]

December 3, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: The Kiss Of Debt

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 […]

December 2, 2017
pardons

Why Trump Must Think Twice Before He Gives A Pardon To Mike Flynn

Ever since Michael Flynn departed the Trump White House under a cloud of disgrace last February, speculation has mounted that the president might pardon his former national security adviser. With Flynn’s guilty plea in federal court and disclosure of his cooperation agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller, conjecture about such a pardon is rampant. And […]

December 1, 2017
Kimmel

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel On Donald Trump And Sexual Harassment

Trump’s tweets about sexual harassment at NBC News — and the firing of Today host Matt Lauer — led Jimmy Kimmel to ask: Does he even know who he is? It’s a question the media could ask about the president every day, given his bizarre conduct, but as always Jimmy Live is forthright where others […]

November 30, 2017
tax reform

#EndorseThis: The Hideous Truth About Trump’s Tax Reform

It’s always fun when The Daily Show compares and contrasts past statements by politicians with what they’re actually doing now. So as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan prepare to ram through a “tax reform” bill that will increase the deficit by $1.4 trillion, you can listen to what they said […]

November 29, 2017
trumpster

#EndorseThis: Which Trumpster Is The ‘Confederate House Elf’?

Which Trump appointee resembles a “Confederate house elf”? Which Trumpster looks like “the limo driver who won’t stop asking if you party”? Which one is the “maître d’ at a Mafia-themed pizzeria”? And whose picture would a doctor display if you had “an erection that lasted more than four hours”? Stephen Colbert has all the […]

November 28, 2017
Kushner

#EndorseThis: In Watergate Sequel, Which Role Will Kushner Play?

The Russia probe increasingly resembles the worst days of Watergate: A crooked Attorney General who suffers from catastrophic memory loss; top White House aides who similarly cannot “recollect” their own incriminating activities; other top aides (or former top aides) talking with prosecutors and Congressional investigators; and a president in denial about his own grim prospects. […]

November 24, 2017
Colbert

#EndorseThis: Colbert Parses That Funny (And Flakey!) Trump Tweet

How many laughs can Stephen Colbert squeeze from a single Trump tweet? Whenever somebody really irritates the president — someone like Senator Jeff “Flakey” Flake (R-AZ), for example — the Late Show host brings forth comedy gold. Parsing nearly every phrase typed by those stubby fingers, Colbert seems truly disappointed that the most powerful man […]

November 21, 2017