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DOPPELGANGER
Claudia | Dryden, NY | August 19, 2018

I was wondering when Duke would make an appearance! He and his new doppelganger are a perfect fit for the Trump years and I couldn't figure out why they weren't already embedded in the administration. I was starting to worry! Trump should make an exception for Duke. He will never appear on Fox -- he likes to work behind the scenes, sowing mayhem as he goes. It seems to me that Trump Chaos + Duke Mayhem = an endless supply of comedy. And we need comedy these days. We depend on it.

LIBERALS
Pete | Hillsdale, NJ | August 16, 2018

The 30-years-ago-today Flashback strip depicts scare tactics being used to warn the public about liberals, in this case, Dukakis. No wonder I'm having deja vu.

RE: "SID"
Edwin | Calgary, CANADA | August 16, 2018

...And the cost of a car phone at that time was upwards of $4,000.00. They became such a status symbol that you could buy a fake one for $40.00 and cruise Rodeo Drive pretending you were having a serious conversation on your phone -- all for show, to impress anyone who might be watching.

SID
Jen Hamilton | Philadelphia, PA | August 14, 2018

Re. this week's Classic strips from 1990, with Sid talking on his phone while he's driving: readers under age 35 or so will have no idea how much of a status indicator that phone was. Cellular phones were just starting to be introduced and the technology, which required a dedicated frequency for each phone, had a strictly limited number of users in a given area. Would-be users spent years on waiting lists to get a phone, which was then so expensive to use that conversations would be limited to "Where's the problem? -- I'm on my way." This strip appeared just at the edge of the introduction of the first 1G cellular systems, whose wait times and cost-per-minute were merely stratospheric, not astronomical.

BEST STRIP
Don Schmidt | Grass Valley, C | August 12, 2018

Today's strip was the best Doonesbury strip I think I've ever read! Thank you for this -- it just sums up all the current craziness.

ONE OF THE BEST
Katherine DeBruce | Mission Hills, KS | August 12, 2018

This week's Sunday strip is one of the best ever.

PARTY OF LINCOLN
Karen L. Hale | San Diego, C | August 12, 2018

Excellent strip today. Once again Garry hits the nail on the head. Republicans should be hanging their heads down in shame. This is definitely not the party of Lincoln.

FORWARDED
Macque Rudominer | Fresno, CA | August 12, 2018

Outstanding comic strip today. I have forwarded it to many of my friends. Love what you do. I suggest you forward this one to the DNC to give them some material to use to help during midterms. Well done!

NAILED IT
Patrick Martin | Moorpark, CA | August 12, 2018

Nailed it again! Another Trudeau classic. Thank you for the constructive criticism.

PLAYING FOR CHANGE
Keith Latham | Melbourne, AUSTRALIA | August 12, 2018

Todays video -- Playing For Change's version of the Grateful Dead's "Ripple" -- is great. P4C has lots of really great artists from all around the world and contributes to music education in Third World nations. A personal favorite is Genevieve Chadwick from Australia, but the breadth of styles and cultures in the project is breathtaking. I strongly recommend people visit their site to learn more, and watch out for their touring band at a music festival near you! I give them an 11 out of 10.

MADE MY DAY
Cheryl Lannoye | Indianola, WA | August 12, 2018

Today's Doonesbury made my day!!!! Thanks, Garry Trudeau.

ON TARGET
Toni Ferrara | Long Beach, CA | August 12, 2018

Today’s strip is absolutely the best one yet, right on target and hysterical. So very funny and, sadly, so very true .

OFF THE RAILS
John Cloutier | Tampas, FL | August 12, 2018

Today's strip: Right on! I think you got it exactly right. The Republicans are off the rails!

HEADING
Jeff Tashman | Guanajuato, MEXICO | August 12, 2018

"I don't like where this is heading." -- Great strip today.

PUNCH
David Derbes | Chicago, IL | August 12, 2018

Every Sunday I wake up hoping for GBT to deliver a punch against this horrid regime. This was a solid uppercut, as good as any I've seen since 1973, when I began reading the strip. Thanks.

GO, ROLAND!
Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | August 10, 2018

Go, Roland! His crowd-sourcing tweet ("I'm at a cocktail party right now...") is in the spirit of Planet3org's "Golden Horseshoe Award," named in honor of the following quote from Dashiell Hammett's novel The Golden Horseshoe: "I was reading a sign high on the wall behind the bar. 'Only genuine pre-war British and American whiskeys served here.' I was trying to count how many lies could be found in those nine words, and had reached four, with promise of more..."

TODAY'S STRIP
Glenn Gordon | Racine, WI | August 10, 2018

Today's strip: Sergeant Rock with a jarring twist.

FAILED TO INCLUDE
Steve Singer | Iowa City, IA | August 06, 2018

Sunday’s "listicle" and Roland’s tweet failed to include women not currently related to Trump, every lawyer who ever bailed on him, the heads of every U.S. bank that won’t give him a loan, and whatever it was he said five minutes ago.

FRONT PAGE
Mary Etue | Jackson, MI | August 05, 2018

I loved today's Doonesbury. Keep up the good work. I wish it filled the entire front page.

BIGGER AND BETTER
Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | August 05, 2018

What a great enemies list! Bigger and better than Nixon's! But no "Failing Cartoonist"? Art Buchwald demanded to be put on Nixon's list, and was.