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Stephen Colbert gave a very special welcome to presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin: having her carried in on a bed by a team of sexy Abraham Lincolns! On a more serious note, they also discussed Donald Trump, and the danger to the republic of a political demagogue whom the party establishment is currently unable to stop.

Larry Wilmore and Holly Walker took a horrifying look at the rise of Ted Cruz. Playing the role of a spirit medium, Holly explained why Ted Cruz is so scary. “Cruz seems so creepy because the GOP — is haunted,” she explained. “The GOP has spent so many years of Reagan and trying to summon up his spirit — that they accidentally opened up an evil portal to Hell.”

Trevor Noah examined Cruz’s dishonest manipulation of data, to claim that there hasn’t been any global warming in 18 years. (The reason for this is that 1998 was an unnaturally hot year, an extra outlier on top of the overall warming trend.) “But we don’t usually measure in time periods of 18 years — unless you’re calculating child support.”

And here’s a Trump joke from Conan O’Brien: “Donald Trump’s doctor wrote a letter saying that if elected Mr. Trump will be, quote, ‘the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.’ Then when asked about Trump’s mental health — the doctor got very quiet.”

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Madison Cawthorn

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The Republican party seems to be having trouble trying to be the Christian Taliban and hating on LGBT people when they’ve got Rep. Madison Cawthorn in their ranks. His presence is making it so much harder for them to suppress their inner self-loathing--homosexuality and moral hypocrisy.

We all know politicians secretly love illicit drugs as much as taking bribes or paying off strippers they knocked up, so you have to give Cawthorn some credit for being honest. However, any creditability as a human he might have goes out the window when you consider his hatred and policies toward the LGBT community while, hypocritically enough, he engages in homosexual acts himself.

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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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