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  • 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.

  • QUAINT

    Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | August 05, 2018

    An "enemies list" that dwarfs even Hoover's, let alone Nixon's. But, with a computer in front of him, I wonder why on earth the Red Rascal is using quaint pencil and paper to preserve it.

  • THE PRESS

    Elizabeth Horowitz | Berkeley, CA | August 05, 2018

    Great strip today, but I'm surprised there is no mention of the Enemy of the People: The Press. CNN. MSNBC. NYTimes.

  • CONTEXT

    David Hallett | St. John's, CA | August 02, 2018

    Last Sunday’s strip should be seen in the context of the character development of Leo/Toggle’s mother, which began long before the Trump presidency.

  • APPROPRIATE

    James Mitchell | Everett, WA | August 01, 2018

    I find the cross Toggle's mom is wearing in Sunday's strip to be entirely appropriate. Christian fundamentalists across America campaigned heavily for Trump, and continue to support his methods and madness.