Monthly Archives: October 2015

Democratic Debate Tweaks

Democratic Debate TweaksLast week’s Democratic debate was a welcome relief from the GOP train wrecks. While light on foreign policy, it was a substantial discussion of what’s at stake in the upcoming election. 15 million tuned in, the most for any Democratic debate, which is great free advertising for a party that’s been struggling for air time against the Trump Show.

The next three debates won’t get that number of eyeballs combined. In a bid to pave the way for Hillary, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz scheduled them all on weekends and possibly in the middle of the night between infomercials. I’ll never know because I spend my weekends doing fun things and staying as far away from the news-cycle grind of the workweek.

Read the comic at the New York Times.

Collateral Damage Condolences

Collateral Damage CondolencesRemember Afghanistan? Although the “Afghanistan War” proper ended, we’re still bombing stuff over there, and finding new and innovative ways to be terrible. The most recent example is the prolonged airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz.

As far as international PR campaigns go, bombing our way to peace makes us look either dumb or malicious, but most likely both.

Read the comic at The New York Times.