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As Stephen Colbert reminds us in the wake of fascist terror, hate is not what America stands for. And he finds the good amid the evil.

But of course then there’s Trump, unavoidably.

“Naturally in times like this, the nation looks to its president for comfort and guidance,” observes the Late Show host. “That’s our first mistake.”

On the evening of the Pittsburgh massacre Trump held one of his egregious rallies, but he had an explanation — complete with self-aggrandizing footnote — which he articulated at the rally he should have canceled.

It turns out that there are a few laughs to be wrung from the spectacle of our clownish president, even now — but not without wincing.

Just click, if you can handle it.

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Intelligence officials in Great Britain are telling reporters that “the Kremlin’s real goal is to mobilize 1 million,” in the planned conscription announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, according to The Guardian newspaper in London. British defense officials “reiterated in a briefing on Friday that it was their belief it will be very hard for Russia to reach 300,000, never mind any larger figure.”

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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, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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