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More than two weeks after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, amid many reports of the journalist’s gruesome demise, Donald Trump finally admits that Khashoggi is probably dead.

But Stephen Colbert doesn’t find the president’s perfunctory expression of sorrow very convincing. Nor is Stephen much impressed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement, upon returning from Riyadh, about American concern over “the incident surrounding Mr. Khashoggi. He’s especially skeptical of the Saudi “investigation” — which has already left one suspect dead in a “car accident.”

And of course there’s even more daily craziness in the White House, as Colbert reports.

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Danziger Draws

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.

Cruel as this may sound, I'm having a hard time cringing at the internet trolls now going after noisy right-wingers who propagandized against the coronavirus vaccine and then succumbed to the deadly disease.

One was Nick Bledsoe, a car mechanic in Opelika, Alabama. Bledsoe achieved minor celebrity opposing public efforts to contain COVID-19. He petitioned against school mask mandates and turned refusal to get shots into a political statement, negatively linking them to President Joe Biden. Bledsoe died of COVID at age 41, leaving a wife and four children.

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