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Stephen Colbert takes a few minutes to review the evisceration of our laws that allowed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to go free, after twice confessing to felony offenses (and selling out his office to a foreign power). Colbert notes that the two US Appeals Court judges who sprang the retired general were Republican operatives -- including a right-wing extremist appointed to the bench by Donald Trump last year.

But that's just the hors d'oeuvre because America is in mu9ch bigger trouble. Coronavirus is spiking across 26 states, including new daily highs of 5,000 cases plus in Florida and Texas. One of the biggest surges is in Arizona where, as Colbert put it, "another well-known disease vector" showed up on Wednesday. Trump flew there to deliver a speech to a crowd of 3,000 young nimrods, packed together with very few wearing masks.

"Do you feel the spirit?" asked Trump as the kids hooted. Oh yeah, it's in the air! And if you don't feel it now, you will soon enough.

Dark humor is all we have right now.


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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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