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Friday, April 28, 2017

Danziger: A Commitment To Public Self-Service

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from theWall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army as a linguist and intelligence officer in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. Danziger has published ten books of cartoons and a novel about the Vietnam War.

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For Hope, Stick With Millennials

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

On college campuses across America, spring semester is coming to an end. This can be an emotional time, I’ve discovered, for those of us who relish the company of these millennials.

No one warned me about this.

Three semesters ago, I agreed to teach at the journalism school that launched me nearly four decades earlier. Whenever someone asks why I was willing to go back to Kent State — to a non-Ivy League school, they usually mean — I explain that I was the first in my family to go to college and that at least a third of my students can say the same.…

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#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look At Trump’s 100 Days

Seth Meyers offers a closer look at Trump’s “desperate” quest for positive accomplishments in his first 100 days — and finds a presidency that resembles a juvenile session of Mad Libs.

Unable to pass legislation, despite Republican majorities in Congress, Trump is touting the executive orders he has signed — a tactic he memorably denounced as a disaster under his predecessor, whom he accused of wanting to quit work “and play golf.”  Lickspittle Chris Christie, whose low approval numbers in New Jersey rival Trump’s dismal ratings, praised the executive orders as well — although he too  excoriated Obama as a “dictator” and “a petulant child” for the same presidential maneuver.…

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