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The late night comedians got in their hits at the Democratic debate.

Larry Wilmore took aim at the reality TV treatment of the whole thing — compared to the candidates themselves, particularly Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, being so nice to each other: “Two people who are in an intense competition for the most powerful job in the world — but treating each other like reasonable human beings. But nice moments like that, they don’t stack up ratings-wise.”

By contrast, Larry said, the Republicans sure did have better insults — but maybe we shouldn’t have as our main goal the selection of an Entertainer-in-Chief.

Trevor Noah looked at just how awkward and awful the night was for the two super-underdogs, Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb.

Jimmy Fallon teamed up with the great David Alan Grier, for a depiction of Donald Trump and Ben Carson watching the Democratic debate.

“This debate is the saddest thing I’ve ever seen — and I’ve seen Jeb Bush,” said Jimmy’s characterization of The Donald. Come to think of it, that really is something that Trump might say!

Jimmy Kimmel lampooned CNN’s opening video segment from the debate.

Seth Meyers examined the efforts by CNN (and the candidates) to try to make the debate exciting.

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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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Reprinted with permission from American Independent

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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