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Larry Wilmore examined Rupert Murdoch’s bizarre tweet this week, saying that Ben Carson would be a “real black president” who could “properly address the racial divide.”

As Larry said: “Let’s unpack this 140-character putdown — from the nearly 140-year old character.”

Stephen Colbert highlighted the latest craze of ultra-religious cranks who falsely predicted the end of the world. He even sent them a greeting card: “My deepest condolences — for everything still existing.”

Trevor Noah examined the new bipartisan initiative to reform America’s criminal justice system — which really highlights just how crazy our current system actually is.

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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.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, center, speaks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind him.

Photo by Kevin McCarthy (Public domain)

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

With the Delta variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus surging in the United States — especially in red states with large numbers of unvaccinated Americans — Capitol physician Brian Monahan is reinstituting a mask mandate for the U.S. House of Representatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is honoring that mandate, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, pandering to the GOP's MAGA base, is opposed. And when Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about McCarthy's opposition, she had some scathing words for the California congressman.

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