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Now here’s something we just don’t see in the United States. The Australian state of Victoria held an election this past weekend, and a most unusual third party appears to be winning a seat in the parliament’s upper house, with its system of proportional representation: The Australian Sex Party, founded by the country’s adult-entertainment industry in order to make open and proud combat against the religious right.

Click above to watch one of the Sex Party’s online ads (mostly Safe For Work!) to get an idea about this truly interesting development from down under — then share this video!

Video via Australian Sex Party.

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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.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, center, speaks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind him.

Photo by Kevin McCarthy (Public domain)

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

With the Delta variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus surging in the United States — especially in red states with large numbers of unvaccinated Americans — Capitol physician Brian Monahan is reinstituting a mask mandate for the U.S. House of Representatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is honoring that mandate, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, pandering to the GOP's MAGA base, is opposed. And when Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about McCarthy's opposition, she had some scathing words for the California congressman.

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