"My first raw impression? Biggest. A**hole. Ever. Must draw," the cartoonist says.
When you're challenging the gods, and those who claim to speak for the gods, you are always punching up.
The madness never stops, but we can pull back from it on occasion to count our blessings. That is a luxury our brothers and sisters in Sochi and Lagos and Kampala might like to taste.
WASHINGTON -- With its mismatched curtains and ivy-covered front yard, D.C.'s real Alpha House is not very alpha looking
The targets of these Republican voter ID laws are two large demographics which have been voting overwhelmingly Democratic: minorities and young people. But there's another massive group of people who will also be affected by the new laws: the elderly.
Some primaries separate the partisans from the pretenders, the moderates from the true believers. Not so here in Texas, where we just had our primaries, and Republicans are arguing over who won the circular firing squad.
As noted in Friday's wonderful Doonesbury, job creators are very sensitive people. Circumstances have to be just right for them to unleash their magic powers.
Sometimes I'm just astonished at the inability of political campaigns to do a simple Web search. Case in point: the story about Mitt Romney's dog Seamus.
We've reached the point where expertise is something to be shunned. The opinion of the scientific community is criticized, while the opinion of educators is to be avoided.
The controversy over whether newspapers should run Doonesbury this week has proved that what Rick Perry deems appropriate for the Texas statutes is unfit for polite conversation in the rest of America.
She added, "As it is, this strip is being run all over the place. Censorship seems to have that affect in America. It gets
Romenesko reports that other newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times and The Houston Chronicle, decided to run the strip
Back in Newt's heyday, Doonesbury portrayed Gingrich as a lit bomb with a short fuse. Right and Left seem to be in agreement on his resemblance to trinitrotoluene (or "Newtroglycerine"?). Which leaves only one key question: When will this "Newtsplosion" take place?
But McGinniss has been open about his collaboration with the Trudeau, whose fictional character, Roland Hedley, has been
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Thanks to a crew of lovable, dynamic if not always clearheaded characters, Doonesbury is still a vital part of the national discussion.
Created in the throes of '60s and '70s counterculture, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip blurred the lines between comics
Some have never been in the humor section at all, yet put to shame 98.3% of what we call humor. You should have these books. They will make you laugh. When we laugh, we are happy. Get these books and be happy.
In recent years, the punch lines have grown less crisp and the "rolling naturalism" has tumbled away from the satire that made Doonesbury the only comic strip I once made a point of reading.
Given that most newspapers still don't publish weekday comics in color, my mistake was putting today's cartoon guests in the green room rather than the black-and-white room.