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However reassuring the announced nomination of James Mattis for Secretary of Defense may be, the country still faces the prospect of Michael Flynn serving in the closest proximity to President Trump (ugh) as National Security Adviser.

Last night Trevor Noah and Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj explored just how awesomely bad a choice Flynn is. You may have forgotten why President Obama fired him as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. You may not recall the hate messages on his Twitter feed. You may not even know about his promotion of Islamophobic extremism  — while his consulting firm took money from a Muslim businessman closely connected to the Islamic government of Turkey.

This clip delves into all those troubling facts — and if you haven’t followed Flynn, you may be astonished that this person ever had important government responsibilities, and is about to assume them again.

But it’s better to be prepared. Just click.

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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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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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