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An Egyptian activist paints a mural depicting a slain activist with Arabic text that reads “Why did you do this? This is very sad,” on a wall in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. An ultraconservative Islamist advisor to Egypt’s president resigned Monday in solidarity with a fellow aide who was fired amid allegations of abuse of office. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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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.

Kathy Barnette

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Kathy Barnette, a Trumpist conspiracy-peddling Republican candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate race who has been rising through the ranks, speeding even past big-spending rivals, is facing waves of criticism and public backlash for her past anti-Muslim tweets.

On Sunday, in an interview with Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream, after bobbing and weaving on questions probing her military service, Barnette tried to downplay the gravity of Islamophobic tweets that she had penned.

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