The presidency of Barack Obama is a historical signpost in the struggle against racism. Policy views may differ, but everyone agrees that Americans voting for Obama not once, but twice, heralded a sweeping change for the better among white voters. Er…make that everyone except Rick Santorum. In today’s clip, Santorum shocks a CNN panel by claiming […]
Stephen Colbert takes six minutes to get through a brief monologue teasing the Obamas about their new Netflix deal. It doesn’t help that Jon Stewart is poking, grabbing, and taunting him from under his own desk. In this surreal clip from The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the former king of TV satire has a field […]
Only Donald Trump could manage to justify the continued existence of the White House Correspondents Association dinner, a springtime ritual of journalistic self-indulgence that might just as well have ended years ago. By declaring the dinner “DEAD”– after yet another humiliating comic takedown of him and his enablers – the president is testing his authoritarian […]
Politics involve action and reaction. The Reagan era led to the punk rock movement and a new generation of liberals. Bill Clinton’s election led to a conservative Congress, but the ensuing Democratic push-back gave us the golden era of the late 1990s. In today’s clip, taken from Chris Rock’s new Netflix special, the inimitable comedian […]
Don’t worry folks, your daily dose of #EndorseThis is not turning Republican. Even if it were, we wouldn’t give much airtime to Newt Gingrich, former GOP Speaker of the House whose bogus “Contract with America” was voided almost two decades ago. But credit where credit is due. In today’s clip, Gingrich tells President Trump’s giddy […]
President Trump promised voters he would “drain the swamp” in Washington D.C. Instead, Trump has been busy draining the nation’s capital (and U.S. embassies around the world) of competent employees. Full Frontal host Samantha Bee won’t stand for the abuse of sentient animals, including humans. In today’s clip, Bee visits her own “rescue farm” for […]
Amid all the uncertainty about Donald Trump’s presidency, his admirers are sure of one thing: The economy is booming, and it’s because of him. We are riding a mighty wave of prosperity driven by his tax cuts, deregulation and business savvy. The enthusiasm is contagious. “I’ve really liked what he’s done for the economy,” marveled […]
To President Trump, the world may appear as nothing but dollars and assets. While it’s true that leaders like Barack Obama bartered with quasi-hostile countries to forge alliances, what makes Trump so abnormal – and such a mortal threat to world peace – is a total lack of scruples. He is willing to lie outright […]
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 […]
Pundits and political scientists have already expended countless joules of intellectual energy to explain Trump’s election, with economic insecurity among the more popular answers. But several researchers who have pored over the data have concluded that anxiety over lost jobs and closed factories didn’t propel Trump into office.
Fewer than two months ago, on May 10, 2017, President Trump invited two Russian diplomats into the White House to celebrate his firing of FBI Director James Comey. Having boasted on national TV that he’d removed Comey as a means of relieving pressure from the “fake news” investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential […]
Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from theWall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the […]
Noting that “Trump gave Obama a ton of grief for bowing to the Saudi king,” Colbert said, “no way was he going to bow.” But the tape tells a different story: “Wait, there he is, going from the knees, and a bow — and a curtsey! He did a little curtsey at the end there, very nice.”
This week Trump tried to blame the misconduct of his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on the previous administration (which fired Flynn before Trump hired him). Because, as Danziger observes, nothing is ever, ever, ever his fault.
Last Monday evening, South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe “You Lie!” Wilson was finally rewarded for his infamous 2009 outburst– when constituents at a town hall meeting in his district got fed up with his obfuscating nonsense.
Hawks accused Obama of facilitating Assad’s brutality by standing aside. But it was not until Trump arrived that this nerve gas attack occurred. Maybe Assad felt emboldened after the administration indicated his regime is “a political reality that we have to accept,” as press secretary Sean Spicer said March 31. In that case, Trump is not compensating for Obama’s mistakes so much as his own.
When history gathers the men who made the presidency of Donald Trump possible, lingering in a corner behind the blinding glare of Julian Assange and the massive 6’8” frame of James Comey will be Mitch McConnell, his corners mouth shaped into a smile that resembles a twisted mustache. McConnell will want you to believe that history […]
Having opposed President Obama’s initiative to punish Assad following that attack, Donald Trump clearly has no idea what to do now that his missiles have landed in Syria. Nor do Congressional Republicans, whose enthusiastic support for Trump’s action today rings hollow for anyone who remembers how they rejected Obama’s request to authorize military force in 2013.
Trump ordered the air strikes just a day after he pointed the finger at Assad for this week’s chemical attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. The Syrian government has denied it was behind the attack.
Trump appeared to have opted for measured and targeted air strikes instead of a full-blown assault on Assad’s forces and installations.
Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a […]
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) noted that millions of “dark” dollars had been raised to buttress the nomination of Gorsuch, without names attached. “They obviously think you will be worth their money,” Whitehouse said bluntly.
Trump clearly understands that he is accusing Obama of a high crime and misdemeanor on par with the one president forced to resign from office. And if his accusation is false, that means he could be impeached.