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Where Did We Go Wrong?

Comics don’t need to make anything up anymore, because reality is more bizarre than anyone can actually imagine. Trump’s base has absolutely gone off the deep end, and because they can change the result of a Republican primary, they are taking Republican politicians with them. Where do we go from here?

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Evolution in Action?

Last week, Newsmax host Rob Schmitt was talking with a Texas A&M professor on the air, and got philosophical: You know, one thing I’ve always thought, and maybe you can guide me on this because, obviously, I’m not a doctor. But I’ve always thought about vaccines, and I always think about just nature and the […]

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Delta Err Lines

Was it ever in doubt that as soon as we started getting vaccinated, that people would get complacent and the first holiday weekend that came along would cause a spike in Covid cases? What’s really ironic about this is that the cases are all located in places where people haven’t been getting vaccinated much. You […]

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Happy Anniversary!

I want to wish a happy 75th wedding anniversary to Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. That’s the longest marriage in presidential history. There is a lovely story in the Washington Post about them.

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Upside Down

People often talk about the “big lie”, which had its origins with the Nazis. But now we have a new definition, as “big lie” now seems to refer to Trump’s constant assertion that he won the presidential election and is the rightful president of the US.

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Canonical Irony

Today there is a story that is pretty much a canonical example of irony. The story comes from CNN, who note that one of the people charged in the January 6 insurrection and riot was caught on video using a bullhorn to heckle Capitol Police by saying that they were “protecting pedophiles”. This appears to […]

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The Future is Happening

Republicans seem hell-bent on passing off the January 6 insurrection as a normal day of tourism. They will pretend it never happened. And now Donald Trump is claiming that not only did he win the election, but that he will be reinstalled as the president by August. Is he delusional? Is he acting crazy so […]

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Oh, Jesus!

Vernon Jones used to be a Democrat, serving in the Georgia House of Representatives twelve years until 2021. He switched to the Republican Party in January 2021 after endorsing Donald Trump for re-election and then speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention. He is currently a candidate in the GOP primary for Georgia governor. Jones […]

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On His Orangeness

I’m very disappointed, very frustrated that politics has trumped — literally and figuratively — the good of the country. — Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), quoted by the Wall Street Journal, on the defeat of the bill to create a commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection.

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Stupid Is as Stupid Does

In the 1990s, Mississippi added a voter-initiatives process to their constitution, and since then has passed a number of initiatives. This includes an initiative passed last fall, approving a medical marijuana program for the state. Their initiative process has an interesting requirement: in order to get on the ballot, signatures have to be gathered from […]

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Will Vaccination Work?

All the evidence says that we can beat Covid-19 if we get vaccinated. For example, here’s new evidence from the Cleveland Clinic hospitals. Note that Cleveland Clinic is the second-highest rated hospital system in the country, right after the Mayo Clinic and ahead of Johns Hopkins, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. According to them, of […]

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Wither Defund?

While the name sucks, the ideas behind “Defund the Police” make perfect sense. When will we stop debating semantics and come to our senses?

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Outrageous Outrage!

In the end, all they had left was their anger… The governor of Minnesota had this to say about masks: I just want to note on this. The politicization around masks, I think history is going to write as one of the worst things that’s happened to this country. I think it cost lives. I […]

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On the Precipice

Make no mistake about it, this country is in danger. According to FiveThirtyEight, somewhere around 70% of Republicans believe — without any actual evidence — that Joe Biden stole the election from Donald Trump. The bigger problem is what this portends for the next presidential election. The Republican Party is actively eliminating their members who […]

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The Hoax Hoax

To me, the biggest hoax is calling everything a hoax. When will the right get tired of it? Einstein is credited with saying “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” Does this mean that any reasonable infrastructure bill should include a mental health program to […]

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