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Trump Stops Winning

It seems like almost everyone is on to Donald Trump. He finally gave a speech that was designed to be presidential. And his speech in the Middle East was actually presidential. Except that virtually nobody believed a word of it. He said reasonable things about Muslims. But Muslims are not so stupid. As one Muslim […]

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We Used To Be The…

© Tom Tomorrow Another great comic from Tom Tomorrow. The more I think about this, the more I think that the resistance to Syrian refugees is based on pure racism. Just like the resistance to Jewish refugees from Germany on the eve of WWII was based on anti-semitism. Does this mean that the Republican politicians […]

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This is what a dangerous refugee looks like!

© Lalo Alcaraz Also, commentary by Lalo Alcaraz: I have mixed feelings on the Syrian refugee crisis. Of course, we know that Republicans are turning a well established US refugee program into a political football by playing on terrorism fears and anti-Muslim fervor. On the other hand, our people have not fared well early on […]

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The Circle is Unbroken

© Nick Anderson Yeah, thanks GOP for keeping America safe. not. I love how the right manages to remain reality-free. The latest news is that conservatives are threatening to move to Canada if the US takes in Syrian refugees. I guess nobody told them.

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Proven Christians?

Rupert Murdoch (the dark lord of Fox News) tweeted the following: Obama facing enormous opposition in accepting refugees. Maybe make special exception for proven Christians. Seriously? Proven Christians? Of course, the best part is all the responses to his tweet. Here are just a few: ‘proven’ Christians. Lolz. Some sort of bible quiz on the […]

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Well Oiled

The price of oil just dropped to a 6 year low, $43.08 a barrel. This was caused by a surge in output. Much of the added output was from Iran, and was made possible by the expected approval of the proposed nuclear deal. Sanctions have long restricted Iran’s allowed oil output. So Republicans opposing the […]

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Double Speak

© Rebecca Hendin I don’t get it. The Chicken Hawks seem to be claiming that the only way to avoid war with Iran is to go to war against them. Isn’t this the same logic that got us into trouble with Iraq and other countries? As the book said, “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, […]

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Time Delayed Hypocrisy

© Chan Lowe Have all those Republicans who are condemning Obama’s nuke agreement with Iran forgotten it was Saint Ronnie who illegally and secretly sold weapons to Iran (even though Congress had passed an arms embargo against them) in order to fund a terrorist group in Central America? I guess when the GOP votes to […]

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No Rest for the Wicked

© Tom Tomorrow I admit that I have something of a feeling of schizophrenic ambivalence about the upcoming elections. I mean, there is so much more political irony out there during a presidential election. On the other hand, haven’t we seen just about everything that is possibly ironic, over and over again? Is there anything […]

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Doomed to Repeat?

© Ted Rall Yes, Jeb Bush really did say that he still would have invaded Iraq, even knowing everything we know now. Personally, I think that that is so incredibly stupid that it should automatically disqualify him from being president. It also makes him blaming Obama for creating the mess in Iraq even that much […]

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Is The Grass Greener?

© Ted Rall I don’t know if I can explain why this comic appealed to me so much. It made me laugh and think all at the same time. I like to think I can see both sides of most issues, not to agree with them, but just to see why they might think that […]

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Egyptian Satire

It is one of those situations where the proverbial genie is already out of the bottle. Like we went shopping and dropped the very expensive fragile object and broke it. So now we own it. Is it too late to walk away? Because even if we do, we are still going to be blamed for […]

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Long Live Benghazi!

The GOP-led investigation by the House Intelligence Committee took two years to study the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi. It was not the first Congressional investigation to look into it (in fact, it was the seventh), but Republicans promised that it would be the authoritative one. Well, like all the investigations before it, […]

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How We Go To War

© Tom Tomorrow Seven simple steps! And you knew someone was going to bring up Hitler, didn’t you? We have gotten so good at justifying new wars. I just wish we were as good at ending them. Also, I can’t seem to get rid of this nagging feeling that we are being suckered into this […]

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Shadows

© Amber Butler Someone I don’t know sent me this comic that she had drawn. It is not only quite good, but came at a time when I’ve been having conversations with various people about what is going on in the Middle East (mostly Gaza, Israel, Syria, Iraq, and Iran). About the only thing we […]

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