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In a time of mourning over the Florida school tragedy, there is a cry for leaders to set aside politics and do what’s right to protect our children from guns. So it’s ironic that in a CBS interview for 60 Minutes, recorded before the Parkland massacre took place, one of America’s bravest progressive voices was asked if a recent touching moment was a political ploy.

In today’s clip, Oprah Winfrey answers a question about White House overtones in her recent Golden Globes speech in succinct fashion: “Are you kidding me?”

Winfrey laughs off the notion that her amazing prime-time oration was about anything but protecting women and minorities from oppression in a time of Constitutional and moral crisis. “I was just trying to give a good speech” about race and gender in the Trump era, she tells a skeptical reporter.

Listen at 2:55 for Oprah’s hilarious confession of what else she was thinking about during her call for a new dawn of womanhood.

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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.

Kathy Barnette

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Kathy Barnette, a Trumpist conspiracy-peddling Republican candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate race who has been rising through the ranks, speeding even past big-spending rivals, is facing waves of criticism and public backlash for her past anti-Muslim tweets.

On Sunday, in an interview with Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream, after bobbing and weaving on questions probing her military service, Barnette tried to downplay the gravity of Islamophobic tweets that she had penned.

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