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THE VULNERABLE
Lewis C. Larson | Milton, USA | June 24, 2018

I do not have contempt for the vulnerable, but I do not want to support the poor of the world. I support my family, but do not want the USA bankrupted by supporting the world...

WORKED PRETTY WELL
J.B. | Sunny, CA | June 24, 2018

In re: "We're not cruel!" "Don't be evil" worked pretty well for Google. Until it didn't...

23 MINUTES
D.L.S. | Newtown Square, PA | June 24, 2018

Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head. Expected another depressing day reading the news out of D.C. Instead came across the June 23 video of Corden and McCartney. Spent the most enjoyable 23 minutes I've had in a long time.

CAMPAIGNS
Allison | Quarryville, PA | June 24, 2018

I'm with Joan on this one. I'm watching a lot of campaigns, and so far they often are sounding like today's strip. It's a good start, but it's only a start. What else have they got? There's an eager and waiting audience hoping for a cogent answer.

CORDEN AND MCCARTNEY
George | Tequesta, FL | June 23, 2018

I'm 68 years old. I'm watching James Corden and Paul McCartney in the video you have up today. I'm crying in my coffee. Thank you. Really.

RAY OF HOPE
Kathy Roper | Oakland, CA | June 21, 2018

I am a long time fan. Your recent Norm/Norma strip is my favorite, and the one ray of hope in my rather glum life these days. I keep it by my desk and read it several times a day for comfort. Thank you.

AS GOOD AS A SERMON
Valerie Harrison | Santa Barbara, CA | June 21, 2018

I just want to say thank you for all that you are doing. The June 10th message was as good as a sermon from Pope Francis.  LA Times quote from reporter Jim Puzzanghera: "The communique that Trump ultimately decided not to sign also included a slap at Russia, calling on Moscow 'to cease its destabilizing behavior to undermine democratic systems and its support of the Syrian regime.'" Trump et al needed the "smoke screen" to hide this truth. I'm calling him a traitor. The very best to you and those you love.

NEWSPAPERS
Melinda Capozza | Huntington, IN | June 21, 2018

I read newspapers because I prefer to read an Op-Ed article, as opposed to hearing a 30-second sound bite on the TV or computer.

MADE ME LAUGH
Sandra M. | Indianapolis, IN | June 20, 2018

Today's 45-years-ago Flashback strip -- Claude the dog pointing "J'accuse!" at Zonker -- has always made me laugh! I've been looking forward to this set of Classic strips coming around in the cycle.

PUZZLED
Steve Miracle | Wadsworth, OH | June 19, 2018

Sunday's strip puzzled me greatly. What is a "newspaper" ?

YESTERDAY'S STRIP
Judith Harlow | Farmington, CT | June 18, 2018

When I read yesterday's strip, (always first thing in my default morning read), all I could say was "Thank God for Garry Trudeau" and email it to my friends. The voice and vision of sanity wrapped in superb humor.

WHITE HOUSE
John McQueen | Frederick, MD | June 17, 2018

Sure, just rate this White House PG-64.

GROWING LIST
Curtis L. Carroll | Eagle Butte, SD | June 17, 2018

I remember your recent Sunday strip with the minister addressing his congregation concerning all of the now allowable behaviors. I note that you left the list open, with the possibility of new additions being later incorporated. I gurss that separating children from their parents is the latest addition to that growing list.

OUT LOUD
Linda K. | Hayward, CA | June 17, 2018

I laugh out loud every time I think of today's punch line. Your brilliance and great political commentary continue unabated. Thanks.

GOT ME
Roger Webb | Little Rock, AR | June 17, 2018

You got me where I live this morning. One of my great hopes is that newspapers and particularly Doonesbury last longer than I do.

PAST WEEK
Richard Schumacher | The Benighted States of America | June 16, 2018

The past week of Classic strips has been a stinging reminder of what Trump is not (a normal person) and what he will never do (recognize, take responsibility, and atone for his mistakes). Thank you.

HARBINGER OF HOPE
Kathleen Schaeffer | Renton, WA | June 15, 2018

The June 10th Sunday strip is the best ever. I have been a devoted reader, but this one took my breath away! I cut it out and will save it to remind me that there are like minds out there. Thank you for being a voice of reason and the harbinger of hope. kathy

DOOMED
Curtis Zimmer | Monson, MA | June 15, 2018

I don't know if the recent strips are an effort to awe me on your prescience or just depress me by showing that nothing changes and we are doomed to an infinite loop.

HONOR
Donald Albertson | Spring Mills, PA | June 15, 2018

Honor among Congressquitters has become a quaint, antiquated notion.

A MERE BAGATELLE
Amphibious | Donegal, IRELAND | June 13, 2018

Ah, the good ole daze. Remember when the S&L crisis was a big deal? A couple of hundred billion here, a couple there, pretty soon we're talking real money. Now it seems a mere bagatelle!