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If Republican policies are so great, why are so many red states so poor?

Arkansas passed a set of laws on Tuesday designed to copy Mississippi’s strict abortion restrictions that have the one clinic in the state that performs the procedure constantly on the verge of closing. North Dakota and Kansas are attempting to ban abortion completely. North Carolina is just trying to make it impossible for non-Republicans to vote.

Red states — as The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart has often pointed out — are the “meth labs of Democracy.”

Check out this video from Tuesday’s Daily Show and you won’t be surprised that the need for food stamps is growing the most quickly in counties that vote Republican.

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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.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, center, speaks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind him.

Photo by Kevin McCarthy (Public domain)

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

With the Delta variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus surging in the United States — especially in red states with large numbers of unvaccinated Americans — Capitol physician Brian Monahan is reinstituting a mask mandate for the U.S. House of Representatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is honoring that mandate, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, pandering to the GOP's MAGA base, is opposed. And when Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about McCarthy's opposition, she had some scathing words for the California congressman.

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