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Jon Stewart made a grand return to The Daily Show, and he did it for a special cause: To shame senators who haven’t supported the Zadroga Act, a bill to fully fund health care for 9/11 first responders who have suffered serious complications from exposure to that dangerous environment.

By the end of the day, Jon did successfully pressure Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) into signing up as a co-sponsor — so maybe shame works.

Larry Wilmore highlighted the performances of the GOP candidates last week at the Republican Jewish Coalition — full of pandering to Jewish stereotypes.

Conan O’Brien was the first late night host to get in a line about Donald Trump’s call for banning Muslims from entering the United States. “Trump’s statement was so outrageous and so offensive — his poll numbers went up 20 points.” Conan also added: “I wish that was a joke.”

Seth Meyers gave a serious look at the latest news on terrorism: President Obama’s speech to the country; the Republicans reactions against it; and the media frenzy at the San Bernadino attackers’ apartment.

And Stephen Colbert highlighted one of the secret weapons that ISIS has: Methamphetamine pills. To which Stephen offers a new idea for a clear path to victory: “We just have to flood Syria with less of the spiders-on-your-face, stabby drugs — and more of the peace-and-love drugs.”

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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.

Rep. Jason Smith

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Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) wants to make sure kids are taught to be patriotic in their schools. His new bill would strip federal funding from any school that does not force them to memorize his selected historical texts.

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