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Tag Archives: War

The Founding Tweets

For 29 years, NPR has read aloud the Declaration of Independence on Independence Day, but this year they did something new, and apropos. They tweeted the entire text of the DoI, 140 characters at a time. That took 113 posts. It went about as well as might be expected. Many people who tuned in late […]

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Wrong-Way Trump

© Jack Ohman Last week, Donald Trump claimed that he ordered an American aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan to act as a deterrent to North Korea. In fact, he told Fox News “We’re sending an armada”. Naturally, that was a lie. The aircraft carrier in question was actually sailing in the opposite direction. […]

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Unhappy Easter Bunny

The White House Easter bunny apologizes for “passing over” the Jews. Ironically, ten years ago Sean Spicer actually did dress up as the Easter bunny at the White House, with George W and Laura Bush. At the time, Spicer was working in the office of the US Trade Representative. UPDATE: Notice how uncomfortable Spicer is […]

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Save the Children?

© Jen Sorensen This comic could contain so many additional panels. Like, what about Trump’s tweets claiming that vaccines cause autism, which encourages parents to not vaccinate their children? Or his denial of climate change, which threatens all children’s futures?

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Distractions

© Tom Tomorrow This comic is from last week. And this week, Trump managed to get everyone to completely forget about everything: all his failures, the internal feuds inside his administration, the fact that the Senate stopped being a “deliberative body”, and even the latest news about his increasingly worrisome connections with Russia. He did […]

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Military Welfare

Donald Trump’s proposed budget will increase military spending by $54 billion, while slashing the State Department (and almost certainly lots of other things). But we already spend an insane amount of money on the military: Even without the Trump bump, that’s four times more than the #2 country. In fact, the entire world (not counting […]

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Trump Continues to Step In It

Trump, his surrogates, and his campaign continue to ram their collective feet further down their own throats. Of course, we are talking about Trump’s reaction to Khizr Khan’s speech at the Democratic National Convention. It looks like everyone is condemning Trump for attacking the family of a soldier who was killed in action. Not just […]

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Did he keep us safe?

Sometimes, I really appreciate Donald Trump’s big mouth. During Saturday’s Republican debate, Trump brought up the GOP elephant in the room – that despite Republicans constantly screaming that the Democrats are weak on security, both 9/11 and the Iraq war (which led to IS) happened on their watch. Trump attacked Jeb Bush, saying that he […]

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Start-up Politician

© Matt Bors As a political blogger who has started several (tech) companies, I have to admit that this comic is right on. Starting a war and starting a company are eerily similar.

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Religious Freedom

A woman in Massachusetts won the right to wear a colander on her head in her driver’s license photo: Lindsay Miller is a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Also known as Pastafarians, members are encouraged to wear a colander in official identification photos as a public expression of their belief. I […]

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Doomed to Deja Vu

© Ruben Bolling Will we ever learn?

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Haters Gotta Monger

Who are the people arguing against the Iran nuclear deal? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton. US Senators Lindsey Graham and Chuck Schumer. What do all these people have in common? They all passionately supported the US invasion of Iraq. At least they are consistent, even if it […]

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Out of Step with the World

It is not ironic that the Republicans oppose Obama’s deal with Iran – the deal that prevents Iran from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions against them. After all, not only do Republicans automatically oppose virtually everything Obama does, they seem to really like starting wars in the Middle East. […]

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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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Veteran Anger

[I’m quoting an article by Jim Wright from Stonekettle Station in its entirety (minus the addendum, which you should go read).] “The reality is that John McCain the politician has made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed foreign adventures, covered up for President (Barack) Obama with the VA scandal and has spent […]

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