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Paul Ryan’s principled stand — or political gamesmanship, depending on what you think he wants — against Donald Trump has broken the Republican Party in two: even among the GOP elite, many say that the Speaker of the House’s failure to endorse his party’s nominee will lose Republicans the White House, the Senate, and maybe even the House of Representatives. Others say Ryan is standing up for the conservative movement (and human decency). “Take it slow,” Late Show host Stephen Colbert advised Ryan last night. “You want the first time you endorse Donald Trump to be special.”

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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.

Rep. Jason Smith

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Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) wants to make sure kids are taught to be patriotic in their schools. His new bill would strip federal funding from any school that does not force them to memorize his selected historical texts.

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