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Dylann Roof, who has been named by law enforcement officials as the suspected shooter at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, previously posted a photo on his Facebook page, in which he wore on his jacket the foreign flags of two white supremacist countries in Africa. The governments of each were overthrown by their majority-black populations in the latter half of the 20th century.

The profile photo is dated less than a month ago.

The upper patch on his jacket is the former flag of Apartheid-era South Africa.

The lower patch is the flag of Rhodesia — the land that is now called Zimbabwe — adopted after its leader Ian Smith’s infamous unilateral declaration of independence after the United Kingdom put pressure on the country’s white nationalist regime.

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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.

The late Sen. John McCain

I don't know Kyrsten Sinema, but I did know John McCain. Not at all intimately, to be sure, but just enough to say -- despite her pretensions and the fantasies of her flacks that she is the reincarnation of the war hero in a purple wig -- that Kyrsten Sinema is no John McCain.

Lately Sinema has advertised herself as a "maverick," by which she means that she flouts the positions and policies of her party's leadership, and is supposed to pair her with McCain, who sometimes strayed from the Republican party line. Her most notorious attempt at imitation occurred last year with a gesture on the Senate floor marking her vote against a minimum wage increase. Her coy mimicry of the admired war hero was synthetic, leaving an unpleasant odor in its wake. When McCain delivered his bold "thumbs down" on gutting Obamacare, he was protecting Arizona's working families – not betraying them.

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