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Eric Gavelek Munchel, aka "Zip-tie guy," will be held without bond as he awaits trial for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. - Win McNamee/Getty Images North America/TNS

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Wednesday that a Georgia woman and her adult son, known online as the "zip-tie guy," be held without bond as they await trial for their alleged role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Lisa Marie Eisenhart, 56, of Woodstock and Eric Gavelek Munchel, 30, of Nashville are among more than 200 people so far charged in the insurrection attempt. Munchel, who grew up in Blue Ridge, is accused of being the man caught in photos dressed in black tactical gear, carrying handfuls of plastic handcuffs through the Senate gallery. In a 17-page opinion, Judge R...

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Jimmy Kimmel Delivers Emotional Monologue Following Texas School Shooting

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The totally needless killing of 19 school children and 2 teachers in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas shows once again that we're a nation on the verge of total disaster. Republicans refuse to get on board with Democrats and enact essential gun reforms despite most Americans clamoring for them. Indeed, it seems schools will have to change their name to Uterus if Republicans will start regulating guns.

Never a stranger to controversy and nailing hypocritical Republicans, Jimmy Kimmel began his show without an audience on Wednesday and delivered a poignant monologue about the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children and two teachers dead. Kimmel blasted feckless Republicans by saying most Americans support common-sense gun laws, but the legislation stalled “because our cowardly leaders just aren’t listening to us ― they’re listening to the NRA.”

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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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