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Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

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.

Where The Boys Are

Lucia Graves | Posted 06.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With its mismatched curtains and ivy-covered front yard, D.C.'s real Alpha House is not very alpha looking. But the dreary exterior o...

Could Voter Suppression Laws Suppress Republican Votes?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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.

Texas' Circular Firing Squad

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

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.

Doonesbury on Job Creation

Andrew Tobias | Posted 07.19.2012 | Comedy
Andrew Tobias

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.

Friday Talking Points -- Seamus, That's the Dog, Was Outside

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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.

Creationism In Louisiana? Maybe Not!

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

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.

Rick Perry's War on Texas Women

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

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.

WATCH: Maddow Defends Controversial Cartoon

Posted 03.13.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow defended the controversial "Doonesbury" comic strip making headlines this week, and referred to some newspapers as "cowardly" for decidi...

Controversial 'Doonesbury' Strip Rejected By Some Newspapers

Posted 03.12.2012 | Media

Some newspapers are choosing not to run a controversial new "Doonesbury" strip, which skewers a Texas law that requires women who are seeking abortion...

Call the Newtsplosion Contest

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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?

Tribune Pulls 'Doonesbury' Cartoon Mocking Sarah Palin

Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago

Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" comic has been pulled from the Chicago Tribune this week because, according to the newspaper's editorial staff, its conte...

Mixing Pulp and Politics: An Interview with Doonesbury's Garry Trudeau

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

Thanks to a crew of lovable, dynamic if not always clearheaded characters, Doonesbury is still a vital part of the national discussion.

'Doonesbury' Creator Garry Trudeau Found 'Life's Work Six Weeks Into It'

NPR | By G. B. Trudeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Created in the throes of '60s and '70s counterculture, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip blurred the lines between comics and the editorial pages...

Get These Books And Be Happy

Mark Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Peters

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.

Donald Trump Foe, "Doonesbury" Inspiration Dies

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Good Grief! Comic Characters Leave Newspapers for a Day

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

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.

Washington Post Reverses Itself On Doonesbury Strip That Poked Fun At Paper

nytimes.com | RICHARD PÉREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Some mistakes are so harmless that nobody is going to insist on noting or fixing them. But The Washington Post decided last week that when your abilit...

"Doonesbury" Comic Strip Presumes An Obama Victory

AP | ANDALE GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It's not exactly "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN," but some newspaper editors are pondering how to deal with a "Doonesbury" comic strip...

In No Particular Order....

Peter Mehlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Mehlman

Following the campaign coverage is a zero sum game. Or maybe a once-in- three-weeks sum game. That's about the frequency of actual news amid campaign stops, polls, and tortuous man-on-the-street interviews.

What Failure of Bailout Bill Means to Car Buyers, Carmakers and Dealers

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The worst news from Monday's rejection of the bailout will be for, as usual, those least able to afford it.

Revealed: 1992 Doonesbury Cartoon Showing Media In The Tank For Clintons

Huffington Post via New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Observer's Azi Paybarah posts a reader tip of a Doonesbury cartoon from a time when Bill Clinton was a "rock star" candidate of his own. ...

Columnist Binges On Comics, Decides Funnies No Longer So

Denver WestWord | Michael Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Not long ago, I was a zealous reader of daily newspaper comics, devouring at least a dozen strips per day, more when I had the time. But somewhere alo...